Still a bit banged up and tired from the Mount Mat Madness Tournament over the weekend, the Boys' Latin wrestling team didn't get any sympathy from visiting McDonogh last night.
Instead, No. 5 McDonogh took full advantage of favorable matchups and didn't let up for a second in an unexpectedly easy time over No. 10 Boys' Latin.
Heavyweight Luis Gimenez, Joe Breen (119 pounds), Ricky Tippett (140) and Jesse Sataloff (160) scored pins, but it was the effort of Luke Rebertus (145) that best summed up the Eagles' 54-18 victory.
The freshman upset third-ranked Brian Saval, 5-3 in overtime, getting a takedown with 36 seconds left in the third period for the tie and then another one 37 seconds into overtime for the win.
"When I was losing 3-1, I knew I had to do whatever I could to get a takedown, and then in overtime, I was able to get that second takedown," Rebertus said. "We just work really hard in practice, go at it and run a lot and that has us in really good shape."
The match began at the 215-pound class, with the Eagles giving up six points on a forfeit, but they rolled from there.
Gimenez pinned Michael Logan at heavyweight to start a string of 10 bouts won by the Eagles, who are 16-3 overall and 3-0 in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's A Conference.
Josh Hess scored a 17-0 technical fall over Hutch Tower at 112 pounds; Brandon Tillman used a solid second period to score a 9-4 decision over Tyricuz Ishway at 125; Rob Willey stayed on top of Lance Wilson to earn a 15-8 decision at 130; and Cam Watkins wore down Grady Gamble for a 12-4 major decision at 135.
When Tippett caught Justin Fitch with an elevator roll early in the third period, getting the pin at 4:17, the Eagles had an insurmountable 39-6 lead.
"I just try to go out there, get what I can and keep at it," Tippett said. "We were all fired up for this one. We came ready and we're constantly pushing each other. We go as hard as we can - to the limit and even more than that. This is a big win for us - shows us where we're at."
The Lakers (4-5, 1-2) got pins from Alex Becker (171) and James Peters (189).