Spano and Morgan winners for King at No. 4 Newberry
NEWBERRY, S.C. - The King College men's wrestling team was defeated at No. 4 Newberry (S.C.) College 32-6 Friday, but a King duo kept winning streaks alive.
King got points from Patrick Spano (Tampa, Fla.) and Frank Morgan (Maynardville, Tenn.). Spano was a 8-2 winner over Blake Ridenour at 165-pounds while Morgan, at 197-pounds had a narrow 4-1 decision over Joe Grisko. For Spano it was his fifth straight win while Morgan has won 11 straight matches and 15 out of the last 16.
The Tornado's record went to 6-3-1 after Friday's match. Next for King will be the NCAA Division II Super Region II Tournament in Findlay, Ohio, on Feb. 25-26.
Newberry went to 17-3-1 on the season, but King scored the same amount of points as No. 6 UNC Pembroke did against Newberry.
Newberry 32, King 6
Wt Winning Wrestler (School) WinType Losing Wrestler (School) Score
125 John McDonald (NC) FALL Richard Williams (King) (5:54)
133 William Young (NC) TF5 Caleb Myers (King) 17 - 1 ( (7:00))
141 Deral Brown (NC) MD Francisco Bisono (King) 14 - 5
149 Seiji Borja (NC) DEC Nicolas Stella (King) 3 - 2
157 Sean Byrnes (NC) MD John Brasher (King) 13 - 0
165 Patrick Spano (King) DEC Blake Ridenour (NC) 8 - 2
174 Josh Whitelock (NC) DEC Jonathan Forbes (King) 7 - 1
184 Bryant Blanton (NC) MD Brandon Tressler (King) 9 - 0
197 Charles Morgan (King) DEC Joe Grisko (NC) 4 - 1
285 Corey Anderson (NC) DEC Dondricus Anderson (King) 11 - 5