Powell win helps Annapolis top McDonough, 37-24

Wrestling

High School

January 25, 2002|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

Greg Powell continues to make an impression with the Annapolis wrestling team.

Powell, a first-year wrestler with the ninth-ranked Panthers, earned a victory at 171 pounds to help Annapolis clinch a 37-24 win against visiting McDonough last night in Annapolis.

Powell, who moved up a weight class from 160, had a comfortable 15-5 advantage over Rams junior Ryan Patterson with 33 seconds left in the second period when Patterson injured his right knee and had to default.

The default gave the Panthers (7-2) an insurmountable 31-24 lead with one bout left, which McDonough (7-4) forfeited to 189-pound senior Paul Macknis.

"It feels good to be a factor on this team," said Powell, a transfer from Canada who improved to 8-3 against Patterson.

Senior Jack Dawson started Annapolis off with a 51-second pin at heavyweight. After McDonough collected 11 points off a forfeit at 103 and a major decision at 112, the Panthers claimed the next five weight classes.

Junior Brett Cherba drew an 8-6 decision at 119, and sophomore Ben Graham posted a 61-second pin at 125. Sophomore Andrew Smith won, 4-3, at 130, and junior Blake Schlaich recorded a 7-1 decision at 135.

When senior Bill Vollono scored a 14-1 major decision at 140, Annapolis had built a 25-10 lead.

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