No. 14 Northeast keeps its pin spree going North County is latest to succumb, by 61-12 score

January 04, 1996|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

The last time Tyrone Eaton moved up to 160 from his regular 152 pounds, he lost a close decision during Northeast's one-point loss to Meade.

But since then, No. 14 Northeast (4-2, 2-1) has won five of its last six matches, including a 39-27 upset of No. 11 South Carroll.

A more confident Eaton (9-1, four pins) bumped to 160 in last night's 61-12 Anne Arundel County league victory over North County (1-2, 1-1), this time scoring five takedowns in a 10-4 win over Brian Balonis.

"Confidence was the big difference. I need to stop getting down on myself," said Eaton, a junior whose poise belies his inexperience of being only a second-year wrestler. "Today, I wasn't completely relaxed, but I was better."

Northeast had clinched it, 40-12, after Anthony Brown (152), in his first varsity bout, led 11-3 before pinning C.J. Jones in 3 minutes, 49 seconds.

Eaton was followed by pins from Tony Serio (189) and heavyweight Scott Laumann (9-1, eight pins), and a North County forfeit to Shawn Maurer (171).

Northeast led, 18-6, after four bouts, including the first two of its seven pins on the night from freshman James Fleming (103) and Glen Mosco (112, 8-2). It was Mosco's fifth fall.

North County was forced to forfeit to the Eagles' 119-pound Ray Rogers after Mark Miller failed to make weight. But the Knights got a 22-second pin from Jason Stiegler (125, 8-1), and Paul Yesker (130) built a 7-0 lead before pinning Northeast's Bill Andre in 3:17.

The strength of Northeast's lineup then hit the mat in Chris Morrow (135, 10-0), county champ Jay Queer (140, 10-0) and regional champ T.R. Fleming (145, 9-1).

Morrow, ranked No. 6 by the Maryland State Wrestling Association, scored his sixth fall in 1:28.

Fourth-ranked Queer produced his team-leading ninth pin in 4:13 after leading, 15-4.

Fleming, ranked No. 5, used seven takedowns in a 17-7 decision over Titus Aye.

"Meade was a tough loss, and we're not all the way recovered, but we're on our way," said Fleming. "We're on a roll, and it's getting to the exciting part of the season."

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