Varsity roundup (Jan. 7): Glenelg Country outwrestles Pallotti for the first time

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Facing the defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference dual champions St. Vincent Pallotti on the road Thursday, Glenelg Country did something it had never done — beat the Panthers.

The Dragons overcame an 18-3 deficit by winning seven straight matches — including three pins and three forfeits — to take a 27-point lead en route to a 45-24 victory.

"It feels good. I knew they have a couple of holes, but we're missing three weights, too. So it was a toss-up and it went our way," said Glenelg Country coach Doug Jesse, who credited pins from Cameron Loadwick (152 pounds) and Eric Wootton (160) that led the charge.

"Cameron has been battling all year — he just keeps coming close in matches, but now he's finishing them off and he stepped up. Eric, that was his first match in a year and a half. ... Obviously we're glad to have him. He gave us exactly what we needed."

It wasn't easy for the Dragons, though. They trailed 18-3 after the first six matches, which included double forfeits at 113 and 132 pounds, but turned to BJ Borowski for a spark.

The junior, who was 20-0 last year before breaking his collarbone, dominated his 145-pound opponent before winning via injury default. The win pushes Borowski's record to 16-0 this season, and was the first of seven straight victories for Glenelg Country.

"BJ, he's still kind of flying under the radar a little bit," Jesse said. "He's having a great year."

Loadwick decked Anthony Urbizo in 4 minutes, 40 seconds to cut the Panthers' lead to 18-15, and a quick pin by Wootton gave the Dragons a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

Rey Robinson followed suit with a pin of his own at 170 pounds, and Reid Chaconas, Marcus Khademi and Demetrius Ravenell earned forfeits.

Though Chaconas didn't get a chance to wrestle, he has been a force for Glenelg Country the past few seasons.

He placed second at the MIAA tournament last season, and this year he is a favorite to win it at 182 pounds.

Boys basketball

Randallstown 71, Franklin 62: Sterling Hughes made two 3-pointers to start an 8-0 run in the fourth quarter as the host Rams (4-3) won a come-from-behind victory over the Indians (7-3).

Randallstown trailed by three at the half and by one after three quarters. Hughes finished with 20 points.

The victory was the second straight for the Rams, who beat Owings Mills, 63-59, Tuesday.

Annapolis 74, Key School 47: The Panthers (5-5) built a 40-22 halftime lead and cruised past the Obezags (4-6).

Annapolis was led by Deontay Savoy (14 points), Nyonjae Spriggs (12) and Will Dion (12). Key's Jelani Reid led all scorers with 24 points.

Girls basketball

Edgewood 56, Joppatowne 22: Breanna Humbles scored 17 points to lead the host Rams (5-3) past the Mariners (1-6).

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.

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