Wed. S.J. boys' and girls' roundup: Four mat titles clinched

Delsea and Pennsville wrapped up division titles in the Tri-County Conference, while Northern Burlington and Bordentown were anointed champions in the Burlington County League to highlight Wednesday's South Jersey wrestling action.

Delsea made quick work of visiting Highland, 62-6, to claim the Royal Division crown. Victor DeFrance's 10-6 decision at 145 pounds started the Crusaders on their way, with Curt Delia (152 pounds) and Bryan Dobzanski (220) adding technical falls.

Pennsville locked down the top spot in the Classic Division by doubling up host Penns Grove, 48-24.

Dylan Robbins' pin with six seconds to go in the 145-pound bout began a pivotal run of four conecutive falls. Colton Newsome (152 pounds) and Monty Krough (160) also had third-period pins, while Collin Bunch captured 170 in 3 minutes, 43 seconds.

In a battle of unbeatens, host Northern Burlington ruled the upper weights to knock off Moorestown, 35-24, and capture the Liberty Division standard. John Konopka gained a 6-3 decision over Tyreek Smith at 195 pounds, Lloyd Terry had a technical fall at 220 and Cody Melton was awarded a forfeit at heavyweight for the Greyhounds.

Bordentown had to work to earn the Burlco Patriot title, as Justin Kerr (113), Robert DiPierro (120), and Julius Neal (182) were pushed to the limit before pinning out in a 36-22 victory at Delran.

Colonial. Major decisions by Cody Croce (138) and Mike Silvestro (160) helped host Paulsboro turn back West Deptford, 38-22, preventing the Eagles from clinching the Liberty Division outright.

Devin McMonagle's technical fall at 160 followed back-to-back major decisions by Jake Mistalski (145) and James Livecchi (152), propelling Audubon to a 43-21 win at Lindenwold.

Tri-County. Gloucester Catholic failed to enter a competitor at six weights and lost the other eight bouts by fall in suffering an 84-0 drubbing at Woodstown. Matt Davis (145), Jake Gillis (160), and Colin Ward (113) each needed less than a minute to prevail for the Wolverines.

Burlington County. Burlington Township ruled the mat from 113 through 182, and the Falcons recorded sub-one- minute pins by Kevin Devoy (126), Thomas Dalton (152), Eric Miller (170), Matthew Senni (182), and Quncy Williams (220) en route to a 59-12 triumph at Rancocas Valley.

Olympic. Seneca's Niles Murphy pulled off a pin with 53 seconds remaining at 152, starting a string of seven straight wins (including four forfeits) that lifted the Golden Eagles over host Eastern, 42-25. Jake Forsman (113) and Brock Worrell (145) contributed technical falls for the Vikings.

Cherry Hill East dropped the opening bout at 160, but Carmen Ditore's 9-6 decision at 170 started a string of six consecutive victories that sent the Cougars to a 42-15 romp at Winslow Township. Daishi Goto (182) and Jamie Le (195) had pins in the pivotal run.

Brennan Humphrey's major decision at 138 launched a string of five straight wins by Shawnee, allowing the host Renegades to rip Lenape, 46-18.

Cape-Atlantic. Of the 10 bouts contested on the mat, Holy Spirit won seven by fall in slamming host St. Joseph, 57-12. The Spartans' Patrick D'Arcy (:33 at 113) and Christian LaFragola (:35 at 160) worked fast.

Decisions by Eric Lands (138) and Matt Becker (145), a major decision by Timothy Lenzsch (182) and four forfeits enabled Mainland to pull out a 34-25 win at Ocean City. The Red Raiders' Cooper Gallagher (170) and Josh Johnson (285) had first-period pins.

Nonleague. Chris Lail took the 195-pound bout in 19 seconds and Charlie McLaughlin turned in a 27-second takedown at 106, typifying Kingsway's dominance in a 63-18 rout of visiting Overbrook. The Dragons had eight pins on the night.

Burlington City reeled off five consecutive pins - including first-period falls by Ryan Daniels (138), Ajala Modraza (145) and Qadir Modraza (152) - to forge a 45-30 home win over Gateway/Woodbury. The visitors' Chris Norris needed just 14 seconds to flatten his opponent at 120.

 

Boys' Basketball

Trayvond Barbary put up 17 points and 10 rebounds, and keyed a 13-5 third-quarter run that helped host Buena snap its four-game losing streak with a 46-35 nonleague win over Pinelands.