Pins by Sells, Turner get CU past Brewton-Parker
Monday, February 12, 2018
Pins by Sells, Turner get CU past Brewton-Parker
Freshman Matthew Sells won by Fall at 165 in CU's 28-17 win Friday at Brewton-Parker. (Credit Maggie Calvert)

LEBANON, Tenn. – 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 in Mt. Vernon, Ga.

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 competes 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.

#19 Cumberland University 28, Brewton-Parker 17

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU BPC
125 Christopher Houston (BPC) D; 6-5 Dominic Robles (CU) 0 3
133 Josh Parrett (CU) D; 6-4 Immanuel Henderson (BPC) 3 3
141 Brandon Weber (CU) FOR   9 3
149 Evan Cole (CU) MD; 10-2 Benghali Touray (BPC) 13 3
157 Hunter Young (BPC) FOR   13 9
165 Matthew Sells (CU) F; 1:50 Taylor Steele (BPC) 19 9
174 #20 Brooks Climmons (BPC) TF; 25-8 Brett Clark (CU) 19 14
184 #20 John Oliveiri (CU) D; 10-3 Jeffrey Pinkney (BPC) 22 14
197 Daniel Anderson D; 11-6 Josh Croley (CU) 22 17
285 Tommie Turner (CU) F; 2:52 Draven Smith 28 17

D – Decision
MD – Major Decision
TF – Technical Fall
F – Fall
FOR – Forfeit
MFOR – Medical Forfeit