Wrestling – Tuesday Scoreboard, 12/30/14
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Ocean 34, Point Boro 33
Junior Viet Le won by fall in 12 seconds at 195 pounds, giving the Spartans (2-0) a seven-point lead with one bout remaining and clinching a narrow win over the Panthers (1-1). Wrestling without the services of two-time state medalist Zach Hertling, Ocean won eight of 14 bouts and picked up bonus points on pins by Le, junior Davie Tieto at 113 pounds and sophomore Esteban Bernard at 160, and a major decision by freshman Jake Benner at 120 pounds.
Despite winning less than half the bouts, Point Boro nearly pulled out the win thanks to pins by Dom Infante (Hwt), Ben Sabo (106), Dan Nobbs (132) and Gene Franceschini (182).
No. 1 Howell 30, Parsippany 25
The Rebels (3-0) won four straight bouts from 106 through 126 pounds, including a pin by junior Nick Ciaccia, to hold off the Red Hawks and remain undefeated. After falling behind 13-3 after five bouts, senior Sean Silverstein won by fall at 220 pounds to bring the Rebels within four, and consecutive wins by Kyle Slendorn, Mikey Sisolak and Peter Dee from 106 to 120 pounds put Howell up 18-16. Ciaccia's pin in 1:13 at 126 pound extended the lead to 24-16, and a forfeit to Kris Lindemann at 138 pounds put the match out of reach for Parsippany.
Governor Mifflin Tournament
Senor Matt Wilhelm won the 160-pound title in dominant fashion, scoring a 15-0 technical fall in the championship bout, to lead a cast of seven top-three finishers that helped the Rams defend their team title at Governor Mifflin High School in Shillington, Pa.
Finishing second were senior Chris Crane at 120, junior Gianni Bennet at 126, junior Pat Mooney at 145 and junior Connor Scully at 195. Senior James Knoeller was third at 132 pounds and senior Pat Ferraro placed third at 220 pounds.
Jackson Liberty Quad
Jackson Liberty 51, Colts Neck 18
Jackson Liberty 63, Lakewood 12
Jackson Liberty 78, Christ the King 0
Colts Neck 72, Christ the King 6
Colts Neck 69, Lakewood 9
Lakewood 81, Chris the King 0
Manalapan 40, Allentown 37
Manalapan 54, Holmdel 23
Linden 34, Manalapan 33
Allentown 39, Holmdel 33
Linden 42, Holmdel 30