The Edmond Sun

December 19, 2013

Forfeits play into Westmoore’s hand

Scott Wanish
The Edmond Sun

OKLA. CITY — Edmond Memorial’s Bryton Cunningham and Jake Mammen each won individual matches in auxiliary periods but in the end, Westmoore notched a 45-24 triumph over the Bulldogs Tuesday night at Westmoore High School.

Memorial surrendered a pair of forfeits at 106 and 120 pounds and following Westmoore’s 7-2 decision at 113, the ‘Dogs had spotted the Jaguars a 15-point cushion. Edmond Memorial also gave up six more points with a forfeit at 195 due to an injury and a couple of grapplers failing to make weight.

Cunningham used two overtimes to win 2-1 at 126 and Mammen remained undefeated on the season with a 4-2 decision in OT.

“We had great effort out of some our guys, but overall they (Westmoore) outwrestled us at a lot of weights,” said Memorial head coach Darren Huff. “Our guys that fought hard and won picked up some bonus points for us, which is always good.

“We just didn’t have enough of them to make up for the three forfeits we gave them.”

Bulldogs LaDaryn Lockett (152, in 1:13) Seth Richards (138, in 5:43) and Ryley West (heavyweight, in 3:40) all recorded falls.

“Those three have been really working hard and it paid off for them,” Huff lauded.

Memorial will host Norman tonight at 7 o’clock.