Wed. S.J. wrestling roundup: Hammonton beats L. Cape May

Posted: January 18, 2012

Kellen Whitney pinned Tyler Garrabrant in 3 minutes, 44 seconds at 145 pounds to spark a pivotal run for host Hammonton, which went on to defeat Lower Cape May, 34-27, on Wednesday night in Cape-Atlantic League wrestling.

Nico Porretta followed with a fall in 3:59 at 152 pounds, and Phil Bakuckas finished off the surge with a technical fall at 160.

In other Cape-Atlantic action:

St. Augustine captured each of its eight wins by fall in cruising to a 48-29 triumph at Mainland.

The Hermits' pinfest included first-period takedowns by Brandon Cirillo (113), Matthew Dellinger (120), Jarred Hodges (132), Mark Patterson (160) and Jonathan Tyler Capille (220). But the quickest fall of the match belonged to Mainland heavyweight Abdel Sarhan, who needed just 27 seconds to flatten his opponent.

Eric Wollermann's 49-second fall at 182 pounds was the fastest of Egg Harbor Township's eight pins, and the host Eagles received major decisions from Joshua Treat (120) and Alex Torres (195) in demolishing Atlantic City, 58-9.

Burlington County. Spiro Martianou's 5:45 pin at 152 kick-started a 24-0 run that enabled host Moorestown to escape with a 34-27 victory over Burlington Township.

In a match featuring five forfeits, host Holy Cross posted pins in six of the eight bouts contested to slip past Palmyra, 42-36. Kenny Long (145), Mauro Correnti (220), and Jake Zoll (285) had first-period falls for the Lancers.

Robert Rein pulled out an 8-7 win over Marcus Hames at 170 pounds, and host Rancocas Valley picked up four pins to outlast Willingboro, 39-33.

Riverside won just three of the nine bouts contested on the mat, getting pins from Shane Seward (120) and Billy Clifford (170) and a decision by Charlie Ehrgood (106), but the host Rams also benefited from four forfeits in slipping past Maple Shade, 39-35.

Bordentown was able to string together a pin by Justin McTamney (132), a major decision by Chris Nitschmann (138) and a 3-1 win by Drew Pedersen (145) to edge out host Cinnaminson, 35-31. The Pirates also posted a three-weight winning streak, capped by Ryan Addlesberger's 32-second pin at 170.

Tyree Fryar (126), Ajala Modraza (145) and Jeff Wilson (160) all needed less than a minute to pin out, and host Burlington City also recorded four major decisions to turn back Westampton Tech, 46-21.

Gene Simpson (132) and Thomas Haslem (220) posted decisions for Northern Burlington, which was so dominant in a 78-0 rout at Pemberton that no other bouts lasted longer than three minutes.

Olympic. Brock Worrell's 10-3 decision at 160 completed Eastern's 38-33, come-from-behind victory at Cherry Hill East. The Vikings also received a spark at 126, when Ron Barbella overcame a 2-1 first-period deficit to win, 10-4.

Lenape used a 25-0 run, stretching from Kyle McIntyre's forfeit win at 145 to Alex Felderstein's pin at 182, to overtake host Washington Township, 41-24.

Seneca ruled the upper weights, starting with Ricky Robbins' decision at 160 and ending with Tim Will's 3-1 win at 285, ensuring the Golden Eagles' 46-9 victory at Paul VI.

Mark Papaneri's pin at 138 put host Cherry Hill West ahead to stay, as the Lions went on to hand Winslow Township a 45-15 setback.

Timber Creek thumped host Triton, 56-9, highlighted by Schalor Blackshear's 16-second pin at 220.

Colonial. Consecutive pins by Sam Morina (113) and Zack Wellington (120) erased a 14-6 deficit and put Paulsboro on track for a 51-17 triumph at Audubon.

Collingswood dominated the lighter weights, getting a pin by Joseph Dunlap at 106 pounds, a forfeit at 113 and major decisions by Donnie Daly (120) and Zane Chunko (126), in routing host Overbrook, 50-22.

Eric Rodriguez (132) began a string of five consecutive falls that paved the way for Haddon Township to level host Lindenwold, 61-12.

Tri-County. After dropping the first three bouts, Delsea rebounded to dominate the upper weights en route to a 57-18 victory at Williamstown. Sean Redden had the fastest of the Crusaders' six pins - prevailing at 195 in 21 seconds.

Pins by Pat Higgins (106), James Lodge (126), Connor Bestwick (132), Pat McCurdy (145), Dustin Baionno (182), Todd Batten (195), and Bob McKinney (285) powered Woodstown to a 48-28 triumph at Schalick.

Clearview used three consecutive pins, including Kyle McMahon's fall in 13 seconds at 170, to finish off host Highland, 64-12.

Host Pennsville pummeled Gloucester Catholic, 74-0, on the strength of eight pins and a technical fall by Dylan Robbins (152).

Boys' Basketball

Dan Richards elevated his game after halftime, scoring 13 of his 20 points over the final two quarters to help host Moorestown Friends hold off Pennsauken Tech, 39-37, in a nonleague clash.

Michael Cunningham chipped in 11 points and eight rebounds for the Foxes, who gained some breathing room with a 14-9 third-quarter spree. Pennsauken Tech wasted a 33-point performance by Brandon Rembert - whose potential winning three-pointer rimmed out at the final buzzer.

Burlington Township opened the game on a 20-8 run and didn't look back, getting 17 points from Jalon Wilson in rolling to a 69-47 victory at Camden Academy Charter. The Cougars never recovered from the early deficit, despite a game-high 18 points by Gary Holmes.

Jake Heminway and Clinton Freeman combined for 30 points and 22 rebounds for Cape May Tech in a 59-50 home loss to Atlantic Christian.

Girls' Basketball

The tandem of Sophia Aguilar (19 points) and Kelcie Evans (15) outscored Pennsauken Tech, as Moorestown Friends rode a 23-0 second-quarter outburst to a 54-31 nonleague road win.

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