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Pa. Boys: Northeast wrestlers top Conwell-Egan and Prep

Northeast accomplished a number of impressive things in a pair of wrestling wins yesterday over St. Joseph's Prep and Conwell-Egan at the George Washington Duals.

Northeast accomplished a number of impressive things in a pair of wrestling wins yesterday over St. Joseph's Prep and Conwell-Egan at the George Washington Duals.

The Vikings (6-1) not only picked up a pair of wins in the same day, but, in beating the Hawks, 51-26, they avenged last year's loss and handed St. Joseph's Prep its first loss.

The Vikings also posted a 45-30 win over Conwell-Egan.

Rich Kreamer (140 pounds), Felix Nnumola (160) and Gordon Wigington (189) registered two wins each, with Wigington recording two pins. The win over St. Joseph's Prep was a reversal of a similar score last season.

St. Joseph's Prep beat host Washington, 45-30, as Kevin Byrne pinned his opponent at 145 pounds.

Quakertown Duals.

The host Panthers swept three preliminary matches before losing the title match of the eight-team event, 49-18, to Wyoming Seminary.

Eric Koch (140) and Robert Basile (215) each posted three pins in the preliminary matches, and John Collins (130) had the Panthers' lone win on the mat in the finals with a 31-second pin.

Chestnut Hill Invitational.

Danny Gallagher of the host Hillers took the 160-pound title and the Outstanding Wrestler award at the 10-team event. Westtown grabbed the team trophy with 203 points.

Spartan Duals.

Pennsbury finished second behind Bethlehem Catholic, winning three of four matches at Southern Lehigh. The Falcons got four wins each from senior co-captain Matt Johnson (171) and junior Mark Nicholson (145).


Lower Merion senior Ben Furcht wrapped up his scholastic cross-country career with a trip to San Diego and placed 31st in the prestigious Foot Locker National Championships.

Furcht ran the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 7 seconds. Solomon Haile of West Northeast Sherwood (Md.) won the race in 15:15.

"I was the last qualifier out of the Northeast regional," Furcht said, "so I wasn't expecting a top 10 finish. I had a plan and I executed it.

"It was totally different from the [PIAA] states where you know who you're racing. Here, it's 40 of the best runners in the country and it was really cool."

Boys' Basketball

Steffon Poole led a group of three Frankford players in double figures in a 59-54 win over Glen Mills in the Southern High Showcase.

Poole's 18 points led the Pioneers, who also got 16 from Carl Wallace and 11 more from Dehaven Brown. Glen Mills got 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots from 6-foot-10 Aaric Murray.

Penn Wood nipped host Southern, 63-62, as Tyree Johnson scored 19 points and made all six of his free throws in the fourth quarter.

Tyrone Garland capped a 35-point game with the winning basket in Bartram's 82-77 thriller over Bodine.

Make A Wish Tournament.

Host Germantown Academy got double figures from Jeff Holton (20), Cameron Ayers (17) and Austin Curry (10) during a 60-53 win over Mercersburg.

Chima Nwakpuda's 16 points and 12 rebounds ignited Shipley's 43-37 win over Penn Charter.

Peddie School Tournament.

Solebury School's Emmanuel Matlock hit a three-pointer to send the game into the second overtime and his layup with 10 seconds left in that period ended the game in a 58-57 consolation win over Academy of the New Church.

Justin Driver led the Spartans with 17 points, and Matlock added 13.

Alex Rodriguez Tournament.

La Salle finished fourth at Miami with a 49-47 loss to Father Flanagan (Fla.), despite Troy Hockaday's 17 points.


Six-foot swingman Jordan Harris piled up 24 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots as Avon Grove clipped visiting Kennett, 64-55.


Roman Catholic outscored Plymouth Whitemarsh by 43-25 over the two middle periods en route to a 75-63 win at Philadelphia University, giving new coach Chris McNesby his first win. Rakeem Brookins gave Roman 27 points, and Koron Reed matched 14 points with 14 rebounds.

Will Harrison scored six of his 10 points in overtime to lead Interboro to a 53-48 win at Upper Merion. Dexter Bridge made one of two free throws with 1.2 seconds left in regulation to the help the Vikings cross into overtime.

Hill School had six players score in the first quarter and got off to a good start in a 77-69 win at Episcopal Academy. The Blues were led by Nick Gore's 22 points, and the Churchmen's Omari Grier netted 29 points.

Downingtown West's Tim Flecken scored 32 points and made all four of his overtime free throws in a 53-48 win over visiting Phoenixville.

Football kicker Pat Connaghan showed he could also make basketball field goals, finishing with 20 points, to lead Chestnut Hill to a 56-35 win at Abington Friends.

William Tennent's first win was a 57-39 triumph over visiting Pennridge in which Jeff Pio had 18 points and five assists, and Doug Weinriech grabbed 11 boards.

Germantown Friends placed four players in double figures, including Anton Papov with 17 points and 12 rebounds, to beat visiting GAMP, 65-58, and offset a 39-point performance by Laron Byrd.

A.J. Picard canned four three's in a 27-point effort that steered Souderton past host Christopher Dock, 64-49. Dock's Owen Longacre had 22 points and seven rebounds.

Owen J. Roberts used a huge advantage at the free-throw line to beat visiting Unionville, 55-46. The Wildcats, who were led by Tyler Setzler's 12 points, made 21 of their 30 attempts, while the Indians were 7 for 18.

Kevin Johnson scored eight points in Marple Newtown's fourth-quarter comeback that dealt visiting Haverford School a 54-53 loss. Steven Nucci gave the Tigers seven assists and six steals.

Morrisville's first win was a 63-44 verdict at Community Academy of Philadelphia, in which Marcel Carr had 20 points and eight rebounds.