Eastern Tech Advances 4 to Wrestling States

The Mavericks look to build on last weekend's sixth place finish in the Class 4A/3A North regional tournament.

had four wrestlers qualify for this week’s Class 4A/3A state tournament at the University of Maryland after each placed in the top four in this past weekend’s regional championships.

Stephen Beam (138 pounds) led this group after he was the Mavericks lone individual winner. Also qualifying for the state tourney for Eastern Tech were Dustin Shackleford (second place, 145), Ilya Usik (third, 152) and Nathaniel Gale (fourth, 170). Also, Mitchell Burns placed fifth at 195 pounds for the Mavericks.

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“The Mavericks worked hard this season and accomplished a lot more than anyone ever thought they would outside of their coaches,” Eastern Tech coach Kevin Cross said. “Big congratulations are in order for every member of the team, especially Ilya, Stephen, and Dustin for the leadership role they took on and all the help they provided the coaching staff this season. “

Kenwood Falls in Girls Basketball

’s season came to an abrupt end Friday night as the Bluebirds lost 52-33 at Paint Branch in a Class 4A North first-round game.

Junior guard Cierra Wilson scored 16 points and had four steals while senior Denesha Tatum had 10 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks for Kenwood. Despite the loss, the Bluebirds as they finished with a 13-8 record.

Eastern Tech, Chesapeake Girls Basketball Advance

Eastern Tech advanced to the Class 2A North quarterfinals with a 61-29 victory Friday over Patapsco. The Mavericks return to the court at 5 p.m. today when they face fourth-seeded Digital Harbor at Southside Academy in Baltimore.

, the second seed in the Class 2A North region, host Lansdowne at 7 p.m. in a quarterfinal game. Lansdowne advanced with a 46-41 win over Edmondson/Westside. Chesapeake received a first-round bye.



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