01/05/05 — Pats knock off Warriors

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Pats knock off Warriors

By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on January 5, 2005 1:56 PM

Eastern Wayne failed to score any points after the 112-pound match as West Carteret, the two-time defending Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference champ, prevailed 53-15 on Tuesday evening in New Hope.

The Warriors claimed an 8-0 lead after back-to-back victories by Travis Turner (171 pounds) and David Brown (189). Turner collected a technical fall against Ryan Offenberger. Brown upset Patrick O'Reilly, ranked No. 7 in the latest Super 32 Report compiled by ncmat.com, by a 5-2 decision.

West Carteret, unbeaten in ECC competition each of the past two seasons, moved ahead 9-8 with a decision and fall.

Eastern Wayne freshman Chris Tesar earned a first-period pin at 103 pounds, while Keith Broadie followed with a major decision at 112 pounds. However, the Warriors would not score again.

The Patriots rattled off 44 consecutive points, starting with Hunter Heverly's 25-second pin against 119-pounder Lisa Ayers. The visitors recorded three tech falls, three falls, one major decision and one forfeit en route to the convincing win.

West Carteret is 4-0 all-time against Eastern Wayne in ECC action.

"The boys battled hard, but I didn't figure coming in that we'd beat West Carteret," veteran Eastern Wayne coach Mike Brown said. "A couple of key matches were David at 89 because O'Reilly is not a bad kid, and I wasn't sure which David was going to show up.

"Tesar came through for me and I knew Turner would win. Joey (Burridge) and Timmy (Brown) wrestled pretty good against two studs."

Burridge lost to Victor Hojilla, while Brown stumbled against Frankie Dennis.

"We were, overall, pleased with our performance," coach Brown said.

The Warriors (10-5, 3-1 ECC) return to action Saturday in an individual tournament at Wilson Hunt.