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Pins by Sells, Turner get CU past Brewton-Parker

Staff Reports • Feb 12, 2018 at 5:17 PM

MT. VERNON, Ga. — Freshman Matthew Sells and senior Tommie Turner each picked up pins and senior Evan Cole won a Major Decision in 19th-ranked Cumberland’s 28-17 victory over Brewton-Parker in wrestling action Friday night.

The Barons (1-9) won the opening bout of the dual at 125, a 6-4 Decision for Christopher Houston over freshman Dominic Robles, but junior Josh Parrett evened the match with a 6-5 Decision at 133 versus Immanuel Henderson and senior Brandon Weber picked up a Forfeit for the Phoenix at 141.

Cole posted a 10-2 Major Decision at 149 against Benghali Touray, but Cumberland (3-9) forfeited at 157, pulling Brewton-Parker within 13-9 in the match.

Sells pinned Taylor Steele at 1:50 at 165, increasing the CU advantage to 19-9, but BPC’s 20th-ranked Brooks Climmons registered a Tech Fall, 25-8, versus Brett Clark at 174. Cumberland’s 20th-ranked John Olivieri collected a 10-4 Decision at 184 versus Jeffrey Pinkney, but again the Barons stayed within striking distance with an 11-6 Decision at 197, as Daniel Anderson won over redshirt freshman Josh Croley.

Turner sealed the victory for the Phoenix with a pin at 2:52 against Draven Smith at 285, the first bout of the year for Turner.

Cumberland will compete this Saturday in the Mid-South Conference Championships in Bowling Green, Ky., the qualifying tournament for the 60th annual NAIA Championships next month in Topeka, Kan.

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