No. 4 Hammond wrestlers take charge, win at Old Mill, 35-33


Rarely does a visiting wrestling team go to Millersville and push around Old Mill.

Last night, Hammond did just that.

Dominating the lighter weights with pins and getting key wins later, the No. 4 Golden Bears came away with a 35-33 win over the No. 15 Patriots.

Bryce Harley (112), Ethan Cohen (119) and Zach Halper (125) scored pins that were followed up by a major decision by Vince Taweel to give Hammond (2-0) an early 22-6 cushion.

At 145, Jeff Nuss had a second-period pin over Mario Burkett after being on his back earlier in the period.

Adam Blake scored a 10-6 decision over Ed Roderick at 160, and Steve Sassa clinched the match at 189 with a 12-4 major decision over Josh Marshall.

"We got pins early on in the match that paved the way and allowed us to just go out and wrestle and not have to do anything heroic," said Hammond coach Pedro Barbosa. "This is the first time anyone can remember us beating Old Mill, so this was a big hurdle for us."

Old Mill (1-1) got pins from Greg Saumenig (103), Adam Chisholm (171), Nick Harvey (215) and Keith Jones (275), but coach Jim Grim said it was the visitors that wanted it more.

'They hammered on us. They were more physical and in better shape -- even some of the matches we won," he said.

Boys basketball

No. 2 Dunbar 72, Mervo 49: Craig Singletary had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Poets (2-0).

No. 8 Southwestern 63, Banks 21: Richard Myers led the Sabers (4-0) with 17 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, five steals and two blocks in their win over the visiting Lions (0-4).

Atholton 60, Mount Hebron 51: Forward Brandon Boy had 17 points to lead the Raiders (1-2) over the host Vikings (1-2).

C. Milton Wright 56, Elkton 53: Terrence Allen (28 points, 13 rebounds) was fouled while making a dunk and hit the free throw with 4.8 seconds left to lift the visiting Mustangs (4-0).

St. Mary's 54, Boys' Latin 48: Anthony Bennett had 17 points, nine rebounds and five steals for the host Saints (3-2).

Sun staff writer Glenn P. Graham contributed to this article.

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