Throughout yesterday's Arundel Duals, Broadneck senior Abe Hunter and Chesapeake junior Zach O'Keeffe wrestled with one eye on their opponents, and the other on each other.
A returning runner-up in Anne Arundel County as well as the 4A-3A East Region and state tournaments to Annapolis' Bubby Graham, Hunter split time at 152 and 160 pounds while improving to 26-1 with eight victories yesterday, including a 5-0 shutout of Mount Mat Madness champ Nathan Cortes-Peck of DeMatha.
Tom Mulligan (285) also won eight bouts, rising to 24-2 for Broadneck (14-6), which finished second after falling to champion DeMatha of Hyattsville, 34-31.
O'Keeffe, who lost in overtime earlier to Hunter, improved to 25-4 with 19 pins at 171 pounds.
Others to go unbeaten included Loyola's Colin Schuster (135), who went 6-0 to improve to 32-3; Liberty's Eddie Digman (285) to 27-0, with seven of his eight wins being pins; Arundel's Nicole Woody (103), who went 7-0 to improve to 23-3; and Howard's Tyler Bulger (112), who moved to 29-2 with eight wins, including a 2-0 shutout of Bowie's highly touted Tyler Smith.
Annapolis Area Christian's Adam Palumbo (125) went 7-1 to go to 28-1, and Justin Mullinix (160) from Archbishop Spalding is 12-1 after winning five of six matches.
No. 15 John Carroll 68, Bowling Brook 44 -- Josh Selby and Isiah Philmore, scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, as John Carroll (22-5) had few problems with the visiting Trojans.
No. 1 St. Frances 66, St. John's-CP 26 -- Tanika Jeffers, Brianna Hutchen and Tasia Bristow all scored in double figures for the Panthers (16-3) against the host Vikings.
No. 3 Seton Keough 60, Riverdale Baptist 57 -- Katelyn Fischer went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in overtime to lift the visiting Gators (18-3), who had hit a three-pointer in the closing seconds to force overtime.
Staff reports contributed to this article.