C.B. Aycock begins ECC title defense in dominating fashion
By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on December 20, 2006 1:47 PM
WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock opened defense of its Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference dual-team championship with a 56-13 dismantling of Wilson Hunt on Tuesday evening.
The Golden Falcons, who remained unbeaten in three outings, secured falls in six individual bouts and prevailed in 10 of 13 contested matches overall.
"It is always good to get that first conference win out of the way," said Aycock coach Kevin Smith. "Every individual match is critical because it has an effect on the seeding at the conference tournament, so we moved some kids around tonight so that our young kids matched up with their younger kids.
"Hunt is getting better every week and will definitely make some noise before the season is over with."
Aycock heavyweight Khiry Reid started the night with a 3-1, double-overtime decision. Hunt won the next two matches to gain a 9-3 advantage in the overall match score.
The Golden Falcons' Drake Gurley scored a tight decision at 125 pounds and Joseph Conner collected his first-ever ECC win at 130 pounds. The Warriors stayed within striking distance with a victory at 135, but Aycock uncorked a match-clinching 44-0 run behind veteran Ngu Tran.
Tran, who wrestled at 135 pounds, picked up a technical fall. Ronald Lynn (140), Kevin Carmel (145) and Bryant Lancaster (152) each followed with a pin.
Josh Grimes (160) earned a decision and Steve Bentley (171) pinned his opponent in 58 seconds. Gabriel Huang earned his first-ever ECC victory at 189 and 215-pounder Jarrett Covar received a match-ending forfeit.
"We were able to get some first-year guys on the mat today which will help us down the road," said Smith. "We are progressing, but I still feel like we have to continue to get better on our feet.
"At time we were a little sloppy from the neutral position, so that will be our focus tomorrow."
C.B. Aycock 56
Wilson Hunt 13
Hwt -- Khiry Reid (CBA) dec. Dunn 3-1 (2 OT); 103 -- High (H) dec. Nick Bentley, 11-3; 112 -- Spencer (H) wbf Josh Pulley, 1 minute, 30 seconds; 119 -- Drake Gurley (CBA) dec. Medina, 5-3; 125 -- Joseph Conner (CBA) wbf Hutchens, 3:32; 130 -- Parker (H) dec. Brandon Bailey, 6-4; 135 -- Ngu Tran (CBA) tech fall Lippert, 17-0; 140 -- Ronald Lynn (CBA) wbf Coleman, 0:56; 145 -- Kevin Carmel (CBA) wbf Parrish, 0:29; 152 -- Bryant Lancaster (CBA) wbf Mooring, 0:22; 160 -- Josh Grimes (CBA) dec. Walston, 8-2; 171 -- Steve Bentley (CBA) wbf Aycock, 0:58; 189 -- Gabriel Huang (CBA) wbf Parker, 1:13; 215 -- Jarrett Covar (CBA) by forfeit.
Records: C.B. Aycock 3-0, 1-0 ECC; Wilson Hunt 4-4, 0-1.
Next match: C.B. Aycock, Thursday and Friday at Knightdale Duals.
Rams knock off
SNOW HILL -- Greene Central knocked Spring Creek from the unbeaten ranks with a 42-41, non-conference victory on Monday evening.
The Rams, of the Eastern Plains 2-A ranks, triumphed in six of 13 contested matches and collected a forfeit at 152 pounds. The Gators, of the Carolina/Tar-Roanoke/Albemarle 1-A Conference, prevailed in seven matches.
Spring Creek (4-1) received pins from Neal O'Hara (112 pounds), Matt Richter (119), Sebastion Jackson (140), Paul Richter (145), Daquan Wright (160) and 171-pounder Ross Montafia. Daniel Richter posted a technical fall against the Rams' Tyler Cook at 103 pounds.
Rob McCoy (125), James Thomas (130) and John Anderson (135) notched either a first- or second-period fall in the lower weight classes. Tavare Shaw (189), Darrin Gorham (215) and heavyweight Justin Wellington each registered a pin.
Robert Tyndall picked up Greene Central's lone forfeit.
"A heartbreaker," said Spring Creek coach Dwight Glenn. "It will be a good challenge for the guys tonight against East Duplin and Southern Wayne."
Greene Central opens defense of its EPC 2-A regular-season title at home Jan. 5 against North Pitt.
Greene Central 42
Spring Creek 41
103 -- Daniel Richter (SC) tech fall Tyler Cook, 17-1; 112 -- Neal O'Hara (SC) wbf Xavier Hall, 3 minutes, 15 seconds; 119 -- Matt Richter (SC) wbf William Johnson, 1:24; 125 -- Rob McCoy (GC) wbf Trey Mills, 2:30; 130 -- James Thomas (GC) wbf Trey Mills, 2:30; 135 -- John Anderson (GC) wbf Davon Daniels, 0:31; 140 -- Sebastian Jackson (SC) wbf Darius Smith, 1:48; 145 -- Paul Richter (SC) wbf Joel Aguilar, 3:00; 152 -- Robert Tyndall (GC) by forfeit; 160 -- Daquan Wright (SC) wbf Jonathan Massey, 1:30; 171 -- Ross Montafia (SC) wbf Marquis Graham, 3:05; 189 -- Tavare Shaw (GC) wbf John Bruno, 1:23; 215 -- Darrin Gorham (GC) wbf Josh Rodriguez, 1:30; Hwt -- Justin Wellington (GC) wbf Dwight Strickland, 4:26.
Records: Spring Creek 4-1, Greene Central 3-4.
Next match: Spring Creek, home today vs. East Duplin, Southern Wayne.
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