Quick start not enough for Bucks

Published 11:32 pm Thursday, December 11, 2003

By By DAN WEISS / Niles Daily Star
BUCHANAN -- After taking an early 13-0 lead after three matches, the Buchanan varsity wrestling team was given a reality check by Brandywine.
The visiting Bobcats went on a six-match, 28-0 run to take control of the contest on its way to a convincing 49-19 Lakeland Conference victory Wednesday night.
The Bucks finished with just four wins as Brandywine's experience proved too much for the young Buchanan squad. The Bobcats registered six pins in the final eight matches and won four more by decision.
Brandywine and Buchanan both return to action Saturday at the Sturgis Invitational.
103: Todd Taylor (BU) pinned Ryan Horner 1:01; 112: Travis Reith (BU) beat Mike Morrison 6-2; 119: Nick Wheetley (BU) beat Justin Miller 10-0 (major decision); 125: John Farrell (BR) beat Kenny Hall 14-2 (major decision); 130: Jeff Bridges (BR) beat Darren Patillo 16-11; 135: Robert Thompson (BR) beat David Medlin 8-3; 140: Matt Koller (BR) beat Tyler Mitchell 2:25; 145: Adam Ringler (BR) beat Matt Dykema 1:18; 152: Evan Smith (BR) pinned Dan Toth 1:05; 160: Robert Newton (BU) pinned Billy Syrette 2:46; 171: Bryan Daniel (BR) beat Kale Burks 6-5; 189: Andy Daus (BR) pinned Jim Connors 1:46; 215: Adam Simons (BR) pinned Josh Denny 1:58; 275: Josh Johns (BR) pinned Bill Lange 1:45