Local sports digest
By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on December 28, 2005 2:12 PM
Warrior matmen pin Princeton
Eastern Wayne prevailed in six of eight contested matches and dealt short-handed Princeton a 61-12, non-conference defeat on the wrestling mats Tuesday evening in New Hope.
The Warriors (12-5) also received five forfeits from the Bulldogs, who weighed in just eight grapplers. The teams double forfeited at 103 pounds.
Sophomore Chris Tesar (119 pounds), A.J. Washington (135), Detori Mitchell (140), Cody Britt (145), Joey Burridge (152) and heavyweight Brandon Johnson each collected a win. Meanwhile, Jordan Harris (112), Brian Lincoln (160), Travis Turner (171), Tyler Wicks (189) and 215-pounder Foy Coley each drew a forfeit.
Tesar, now 29-0, scored a major decision against Brandon Baker. Burridge continued his march toward the 100-win mark with a second-period fall against Matt Blackwell. Washington, Mitchell and Britt each pinned their respective opponents.
Turner improved to 31-0 overall.
Princeton's Matt Wilkins pinned Romondo McEachern at 125 pounds and teammate Woodard followed with a third-period pin at 130.
Eastern Wayne returns to action Saturday in the Bulldog Bash, an individual tournament, at Nash Central High School.
First-round matches begin at 9 a.m.
Eastern Wayne 61
103 -- double forfeit; 112 -- Jordan Harris (EW) by forfeit; 119 -- Chris Tesar (EW) maj. dec. Baker, 12-3; 125 -- M. Wilkins (PHS) wbf Romondo McEachern, 1:10; 130 -- Woodard (PHS) wbf Brack Duvall, 5:50; 135 -- A.J. Washington (EW) wbf McConnell, 1:05; 140 -- Detori Mitchell (EW) wbf Zach Stevens, 3:29; 145 -- Cody Britt (EW) wbf Carpenter, 1:47; 152 -- Joey Burridge (EW) wbf Blackwell, 3:57; 160 -- Brian Lincoln (EW) by forfeit; 171 -- Travis Turner (EW) by forfeit; 189 -- Tyler Wicks (EW) by forfeit; 215 -- Foy Coley (EW) by forfeit; Hwt -- Brandon Johnson (EW) dec. Hartley, 9-3.
Record: Eastern Wayne 12-5.
ROBERSONVILLE -- Sophomore Ryan Daughtry pumped in a career-high 30 points in Princeton's 57-45 victory over Columbia in a two-day, four-team holiday tournament at Roanoke High School.
The Bulldogs (6-7) oppose Roanoke in the championship game today at 8:30 p.m.
Will Gainey added nine points for Princeton. Patrick Bunch contributed six points and a team-leading 12 rebounds.
Alex Manning led Columbia with 13 points.
Columbia 9 19 3 14 -- 45
Princeton 18 13 13 13 -- 57
Alex Manning 13, Hassell 8, Leary 6, Mcleese 6, O. Spencer 5, Diggins 3, D. Spencer 2, Armstrong 2.
Ryan Daughtry 30, Gainey 9, Bunch 6, Radford 6, Nethercutt 4.
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