CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Baylor's boys and girls both needed last-minute heroics to knock off their arch rivals on the hardwood last week.
The story on the mats was quite different.
The Red Raiders raced out to an early 15-0 lead and never looked back in a 33-19 whipping of McCallie in front of a standing room-only crowd at Duke Arena Monday night.
Cole Holloway (decision - 145 pounds), Blake Southerland (major decision - 152) and Bryson Popp (tech fall - 160) gave Baylor wins in the first three matches before McCallie got on the board with Nathan Hoodenpyle's 3-1 overtime decision against Houston Clements.
Baylor took three of the next four to push the advantage to 24-6 and all but secure the dual win. Sixth-ranked McCallie (9-5) made the score respectable at 27-19 after a major decision from Alex Elsea at 126 pounds and a pin from Adam Connell at 132, but Brandon Bruner put an exclamation point on the Red Raiders' win by wrestling up a weight class and pinning Matthew Jones in the night's final match.
In all, Baylor won nine of the 14 bouts and earned bonus points in five. The fifth-ranked Red Raiders (15-3) have now won four in a row against ranked opponents heading into this weekend's state duals in Franklin.
Baylor 33, McCallie 19
(match started at 145 pounds)
106: Michael Murphy (Bay) dec. Addison Cornell, 9-4
113: James Westbrooks (McC) dec. Caleb Canada, 7-1
120: Caleb Powell (Bay) dec. Morgan Boyd, 7-4
126: Alex Elsea (McC) major dec. Nick Standefer, 11-3
132: Adam Connell (McC) pinned Mills Hooper, :11
138: Brandon Brunner (Bay) pinned Matthew Jones, 3:24
145: Cole Holloway (Bay) dec. Griffin Davis 4-1
152: Blake Sutherland (Bay) major dec. Will Patton, 8-0
160: Bryson Popp (Bay) tech fall Ariel Bong, 18-2
170: Ryan Parker (Bay) major dec. Calum McCroskey, 14-5
182: Nathan Hoodenpyle (McC) dec. Houston Clements, 3-1 OT,
195: Emery Norris (Bay) dec. Jay Roberts, 3-2
220: Casey Cook (McC) dec. Jon Schmissrauter, 5-3
285: Will Thomas (Bay) dec. Brian Phillips, 3-2, 3 OT
Other high school scores from Monday, January 29:
Tyner 38, McCallie 37
East Hamilton 74, East Ridge 67
Soddy-Daisy 45, Red Bank 32
East Hamilton 68, East Ridge 41
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