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Published in Sports on January 21, 2010 1:46 PM

The matchups worked.

Rosewood tweaked its lineup in the lower weights and pulled off a 48-30, non-conference conquest over Wilson Hunt on the wrestling mat Wednesday evening.

Zach Behrend and Scott Pate each bumped up a weight class to aid the Eagles' cause. Behrend pinned the Warriors' Malox Hodges with five-tenths of a second left on the clock, while Pate logged a second-period fall.

"It makes me feel good as a coach when these young men are willing to wrestle up to good competition," said Rosewood coach Bill Edmundson. "They maintain their weight to wrestle at their 'weight class' and then volunteer to strategically wrestle up to the better competition.

"It's hard to ask too much more of athlete than that, and these guys do it without question."

Rosewood (23-7 overall) also received individual victories from Nick Quillen, Tyler Dean, Josh Pipkin, Jacob Roberts, Jamie Wooten and Taylor McGill.

Girls' basketball

Cougars triumph

Goldsboro finished off a back-to-back pair of games with a 48-34 victory over county rival Southern Wayne on Wednesday night.

The Cougars summoned the energy for a late rally that put the Saints away in the fourth quarter. Zearra McDuffie scored 10 of her game-high 17 points in the final eight minutes.

"No coach is ever thrilled about playing two straight days in the middle of the conference," said Goldsboro head coach Brandy Smith. "I was happy with our energy level and to get a win over a quality team like Southern Wayne is nice sign for our team."

Alexus Myles added 16 points for the Cougars. Akeyanna Whitlor added eight points in the win. Goldsboro (11-4 overall) plays host to Spring Creek on Friday.

Danielle Carlton paced the Saints with nine points. Kayla Powell finished with seven markers. Southern Wayne (2-11) travels to Eastern Wayne on Friday.

Rebels defeated

CALYPSO -- One night after breaking a lengthy losing streak, North Duplin lost its momentum with a 46-23, non-conference loss to Lakewood.

Tearra Ammons led the Rebels with eight points. Jasmine Jones added six points in the defeat.

North Duplin (1-13 overall) plays host to Rosewood on Friday night.

Chargers roll

NEW BERN -- Catherine Ford collected 19 points and reigning state champion Wayne Country Day throttled The Epiphany School 54-20 on Tuesday evening.

Sarah Best added 11 points. Kim Martell and Mack Thompson contributed eight points apiece. Hannah Pearson, Mollie McDonald, Karis Hawkins and Meredith Roethling each scratched in the scoring column.

The Chargers (8-9 overall) entertain Oakwood on Friday.

Boys' basketball

North Duplin falls

CALYPSO -- North Duplin could not overcome a hot shooting start by Lakewood in a 56-45, non-conference loss on Wednesday night.

The Rebels trailed 15-7 after one period before falling short in a late comeback attempt.

James Kornegay led North Duplin with 15 points. Shayne Deaver added 10 points. Jimmy Smith and Alan Schilling each scored six points.

North Duplin (0-14 overall) entertains Rosewood on Friday.