Orange Wrestling Defeats Chapel Hill Behind Pins from Hawkins, Riley, & Askew to Remain Undefeated

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Updated: January 11, 2018

Two matches in two nights couldn’t stop Orange Wrestling perfect record.

The Panthers defeated Chapel Hill 60-15 on Thursday night at Orange High, meaning Orange is two wins away from winning its 16th consecutive conference championship. The Panthers, now 16-0, face Southern Durham next Wednesday in Hillsborough before taking on Northern Durham on January 24.

Orange registered seven pins to defeat the Tigers. Avery Jenkins victory at 160 over Jack Davenport in 2:56 put the match out of reach. The Panthers won the match in the heavier weight classes, reeling off four straight pins. After Jenkins’ victory, Trey Jones pinned Bryan Ramirez in 3:38. At 182, Josiah Ramirez remained undefeated by pinning Milan Aghaiepour in :48. Braden Homsey mainined his unblemished mark with a :39 pin of Daniel Gonzales. Heavyweight Daylan Alston received a forfeit win to start the night.

At 145, Luke Riley pinned Bryan Lopez in 2:46. Kessel Summers edged Ta’Vonne page 13-7 at 106. Mitchell Askew pinned David Cureton in 4:34.

The most competitive match of the night came at 120, where Zin Maung edged Justin Hutchins 6-4 in overtime.

Bailey Hawkins, who has won two individual championships this year, pinned Erick Islas-Hernandez in 2:51. Gavin Wiggins wrapped up a technical fall, 15-0, at 132.

With another conference championship possibly on the horizon, Orange will venture to Charlotte this Saturday for the King of Kings Tournament at Olympic High School.

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