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96 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 - MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017 SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape Gazette “Jevon is a good kid; that was wrong and it cost the team points and will cost him disciplinary ac- tion,” Miller said. Thereisvideoofthetemporary insanity for the athletic directors to sort out, but following all that emotion Cape’s Finbar Rishko had to go out on the mat and face defendingstatechampionRashad Stratton at 132. After the first five matches had all been decided by first period pins, Rishko got tech falled 15-0 at 3:12 into the second period. “Finbar wrestled tough,” said Cape coach Chris Mattioni. “Stratton is a great wrestler and also a great kid. He is Andre Cur- rie’s first cousin.” Cousin Currie came on at 138, where he pinned Central’s Bran- don Greenlee. Cape’s next and final win was Billy Ott at 220, a 5-1 decision over Mario Santio. Central’s Michael Wright (182) scored a major decision over Chris Handlin 14-3, as Handlin kept getting caught in the cradle. Central is scheduled to wrestle MiddletownattheBobCarpenter Center Friday, Dec. 15, fol- lowed by the weeknd Beast of the East tournament. Cape’s best grapplers will also compete in “The Beast,” which is argu- ably the best high school tournament in the country. The Vikings will host Charter Wednesday, Dec. 20, with Beacon versus Mariner serving as the undercard. Wrestling Continued from page 93 Shane Miller Coaches Phil Shulie and Chip Illian during national anthem. The former coach- es returned to watch the Golden Knights take care of business. By Dan Cook dan@capegazette.com The Beacon girls downed cross-district rivals and future teammates Mariner Middle 30- 12, while the Beacon boys’ team squeaked out a 35-31 game over Mariner in a doubleheader Dec. 13 at Cape.  Beacon’s Morgan Mahoney scored 13 points in the contest, while teammates Lauryn Head tallied six, Mehkia Applewhite scored four and Brianna Loper and Ella Rishko had two and one point, respectively. Mariner’s Mackenzie Vitolo scored three, Kelly Bragg, Sara Naar, Taonshaye and Ava Iacono added two. The Beacon boys were led by Zimere Bolden with 14 points. Tirnan Heffernan added seven, Finn Forcucci and Kayvon Allen each had five. Owen Smith and Sean Wick put in three and two, respectively. Mariner Middle was led by Chancler Johnson with 19 points. Nick Cox scored four, while teammates Ronnie Lofland and Mekhi Smith each chipped in three. Dylan Henry added a bucket. Beacon plays Seaford at home Monday, Dec. 18, while Mariner travels to Delmar Middle the same night. Beacon basketball teams sweep Mariner Middle school talent on display DAN COOK PHOTOS THE BEACON AND MARINER MIDDLE SCHOOL girls’ basketball teams pose for a group picture after the game. They now celebrate becoming future teammates. The Beacon and Mariner Middle School boys’ basketball teams get together after their exciting matchup. Mariner forward Nick Cox snags a defensive rebound in the Beacon win. Beacon’s Owen Smith drives baseline. Mariner center Taonshaye Trader looks for an outlet pass. Beacon’s Ella Rishko attempts a layup.