QUINCY — Ephrata won four of the final five matches to beat rival Quincy 41-28.
Quincy opened up a 25-17 lead in the dual when Mykenzi Realme won a high-scoring 22-12 match against Alan Maceda at 170 pounds. However, Ephrata responded with pins by Carter Mills (182), Mac Laird (195) and Elias Guevara (285) to regain the lead. Quincy forfeited at 106 pounds.
It was a back-and-forth evening as the Tigers jumped out to a 14-0 lead behind a forfeit at 113 pounds and two decisions in favor of Clay Johns, 8-0, and Kelvin Sager, 13-3. Johns, ranked No. 3 at 120 pounds, was able to shut out Jose Buenrostro.
Quincy responded with an Ephrata forfeit at 132 pounds and four wins between 138 and 170 pounds. Damion Casillas was able to outlast Juan Mendoza 14-10. Consecutive pins by Nate Ramirez (152) and Salvador Chavarin (160), in addition to Realme’s victory, helped the Jacks build a 25-17 lead.
Quincy travels to the Pancan Invite on Saturday and Ephrata hosts a double dual with Wapato and East Valley on Jan. 22 for senior night.
Pateros 41, Moses Lake Christian 24
MOSES LAKE — Moses Lake Christian could not recover from a 20-8 halftime deficit and lost to Pateros 41-24.
Cassidy Stanley made a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter, however, the Lions were unable to sustain enough offense to make a real push toward a comeback.
Pateros started the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run to go up by 19 points, effectively putting the game away.
— Staff report