Latin sends shock waves with takedown McDonogh pinned in a hurry, 54-15

December 15, 1992|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

No. 8 Boys' Latin made a believer of at least one more Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference opponent -- barely before their rivals had even tightened their chin straps.

Just 20 minutes, seven bouts and six pins into the match, last night's 54-15 pin fest was mathematically out of reach (39-0) of homestanding McDonogh (0-1-1). It was 45-0 after Mike Cangemi (145) recorded the fastest fall of the evening -- in 46 seconds -- over Rob Gormley to improve his personal record to 10-2.

"I went out looking to commence a quickie, looking for a lateral drop or a deep three quarters nelson," said Cangemi, who notched his fifth pin of the season. "We think people will look at this and our third-place finish in the [Maryland Invitational] Curley tournament and say we're for real."

The match, which lasted 45 minutes, was a continuation of Friday's meeting, which was halted after the lights went out during the 112-pound bout. This time Eagles didn't have a problem with the lights -- they just spent most of the evening counting them.

Before McDonogh got its first victory -- a 10-7 decision from Tyler Waring (160) -- the Lakers (2-0) had swept the first nine bouts to lead 48-0, including pins by Josh Silverman (103), Harrison twins Ashley (119) and Mike (125), Jim Quinn (130), Shane Marquess (135) and Lev Galitzen (140), with decisions from Tim Berger (112) and Erik Fitez (152).

"The team's looking really good so far, and we're looking forward to the John Carroll tournament this weekend," Lakers' coach Jim Currie said. "It'll be a challenge to try to beat Aberdeen and Perry Hall. We hope to rise to the occasion, then we've got Gilman and Calvert Hall just after the holidays."

The Lakers' Chris Smith (171) had the third fastest pin (59 seconds), after Marquess (52). The Eagles got a fall out of freshman Ron Plienis (189) and Eagles' heavyweight Vance Row received a forfeit.

"This has got to be the best team [Boys Latin coach] Jim Currie has had," Eagles coach Rob Smoot said. "I'm not surprised by the outcome, I just didn't expect to get pinned as much."

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