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By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on December 7, 2007 1:48 PM

Eagles rally, crush Bruins

Rosewood spotted the Wilson Beddingfield wrestling team a double-digit advantage after six contested matches, but rallied for a 60-24, non-conference victory Thursday evening.

Bruin grapplers pinned their respective foes in four of the first six individual bouts and seized a 24-12 lead.

"The match went back and forth there for a while," said Eagles head coach Bill Edmundson. "It made us nervous for a while. Then we got into the experience of our lineup and I felt much better."

The Eagles reeled off 48 consecutive points to complete their regular-season sweep of the Bruins. Brandon Dean started the match-clinching run with a 76-second pin of Victor Diaz.

"Brandon has been a big surprise," said Edmundson. "He is wrestling so well now. He waited until his senior year to put everything together and I couldn't be happier for him."

Heavyweight Trevor Morris followed with a second-period fall against Quindez Crowley. Kelly Cosgrove and Olivia Neal posted first-period falls at 103 and 112 pounds, respectively.

"I was very impressed with our young ladies tonight," said Edmundson. "Kelly and Olivia are very aggressive and with both of them weighing in at 103, it gives us options at the two weight classes."

Andy Seaman drew a forfeit at 119. J.D. Baker (125) and Chris Hare (130) each recorded a first-period pin, while 135-pounder Scott Pate closed the match with a disqualification win.

Rosewood also received pins from 145-pounder Josh Holmes and 160-pounder Andrew Sass early in the match.

The Eagles play host to their own Eagle Invitational, now in its 12th year, on Saturday. First-round matches begin at 9:15 a.m. in the 18-team event which will feature perennial powerhouses in all four classifications.

Rosewood 60

Wilson Beddingfield 24

140 -- Troy Cashion (B) wbf Tyler Dean, 1 minute, 12 seconds; 145 -- Josh Holmes (RHS) wbf Brad Womble, 1:36; 152 -- Vashon Allen (B) wbf Jacob Roberts, 1:40; 160 -- Andrew Sass (RHS) wbf Hunter Baker, 0:51; 171 -- Aaron Webb (B) wbf Jonathan Rudolph, 0:29; 189 -- Victor Perez (B) wbf Thomas Sturgeon, 1:14; 215 -- Brandon Dean (RHS) wbf Victor Diaz, 1:16; Hwt -- Trevor Morris (RHS) wbf Quindez Crawley, 3:18; 103 -- Kelly Cosgrove (RHS) wbf Trent Cashion, 0:31; 112 -- Olivia Neal (RHS) wbf Danny Nichols, 0:53; 119 -- Andy Seaman (RHS) by forfeit; 125 -- J.D. Baker (RHS) wbf Alex Bolello, 1:20; 130 -- Chris Hare (RHS) wbf T.J. Allen, 1:41; 135 -- Scott Pate (RHS) by DQ over Alfredo Salgado.

Record: Rosewood 2-0

Next match: Saturday, home for 12th annual Eagle Invitational

Boys basketball

Waters rises for Rams

SNOW HILL -- Bobby Waters collected a double-double -- career highs of 37 points and 17 rebounds -- as Greene Central dealt Northern Nash a 71-67 loss Thursday evening.

It was the Rams' first victory of the season under new head coach David Laton.

Marcus Lee dished out five assists for the Rams.

Greene Central (1-5 overall) travels to Ayden-Grifton tonight.

Saints fall

WILMINGTON -- Three Saints finished in double figures, but Southern Wayne fell 77-54 at New Hanover on Thursday night.

Desmond Raiford led the Saints with 17 points. Jonathan Hart scored 13 points and Kendrick Thompson had 11.

Rakeem Wilson finished with 20 points for New Hanover.

Southern Wayne (0-5 overall) hosts Jacksonville tonight.

Chargers prevail

HARRELLS -- Wayne Country Day earned a 67-44, non-conference win at Harrells Christian Academy on Thursday evening.

Reco McCarter (18 points, 13 rebounds), Floronta Wynn (17 points, five rebounds) and Josh Gregory (nine points) all led the way for the Chargers.

Cameron Strickland added seven points and David Wilson chipped in six.

Wayne Country Day (7-2 overall) entertains county foe Rosewood tonight.

Girls basketball

Rams still winless

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central fell to 0-7 after a 52-38 loss to Northern Nash on Thursday evening.

Shonice Pettaway finished with a game-high 20 points for the Rams. Shanna Parker had six points, and Tia Jones and Dominique Graham each scored four.

Greene Central continues non-conference play today at Ayden-Grifton.

JV sports

* Wayne Country Day boys 40, Harrells Christian Academy 21 -- Cameron Ford led the Chargers with 12 points. Stone Stewart and Cody Neal each scored eight points.

Middle schools

* Mount Olive boys 58, Spring Creek 35 -- Breyon Johnson paced Mount Olive with 10 points. Lavernon Pemberton pitched in eight points, and Andrew Matthews and Quintae Bradshaw each scored seven. Mount Olive (3-0, 1-0) goes to Greenwood on Monday.