UCO flattens Grizzlies 31-10
Central Oklahoma Athletics
EDMOND -- The Dauphin Brothers took center stage Saturday afternoon at Hamilton Field House to spark No. 5-ranked Central Oklahoma to a 31-10 drubbing of No. 18 Adams State.
The two freshmen – Cory at 149 pounds and Cody at heavyweight – both scored falls as the Bronchos rolled to their 10th consecutive win and improved to 12-2 on the year. Cory, the younger brother by 15 months, needed just 48 seconds to end his match and Cody capped the dual with a second-period pin.
UCO also got a major decision from 184 Tanner Keck, while 133 Trison Graham, 165 Derrick Adkins and 174 Kelly Henderson all had regular decisions and 149 Austin Standage a forfeit.
“It's always good to beat Adams because we've had a good rivalry with them over the years,” UCO coach David James said. “We won seven matches and you've got to be happy with that, but I thought we did the bare minimum at a few weights. Our mat management was terrible and we gave away a lot of points at the edge of the mat.
“We're progressing and I'm encouraged by that, but we just need to tighten some things up and keep get better.”
The Grizzlies won two of the first three matches to take an early 7-3 lead, with the seventh-ranked Graham earning a methodical 6-2 victory at 133 for the Bronchos. Standage then picked up the forfeit at 149 to put UCO in front to stay and kick off a five-match winning streak.
Seventh-ranked Cory Dauphin stretched his winning streak to 12 in a row and improved to 16-2 with his sixth fall of the year as the cat-quick rookie had a pair of early takedowns before ending his match with Justin Samora at the 48-second mark.
The eighth-ranked Adkins had four takedowns in an easy 10-4 win at 165 and Henderson used a pair of first-period takedowns for a 5-3 triumph at 174 before Keck cruised to a 17-6 major decision. The seventh-rated sophomore piled up four takedowns and four near-falls in winning for the 16th time in his last 18 matches.
ASC ended the Bronchos' onslaught with a thrilling 10-8 overtime win in the feature bout at 197 that pitted the Grizzlies' fourth-ranked Luke McPeek against UCO's No. 5 Jarrett Edison.
Edison had a pair of first-period takedowns in taking a 4-2 lead after the opening three minutes and he was up 5-4 heading into the final stanza. Edison got a penalty point and takedown to move in front 8-5 with a minute remaining only to see McPeek get loose and then tie the match on a takedown with 22 seconds left.
That forced overtime and McPeek's takedown with just four seconds left in the one-minute sudden-victory period gave him the win.
Cody Dauphin ended the dual on a high note for the Bronchos, getting an escape and takedown early in the second period to break open a close match and then turning Taylor Stam over to score his team-high seventh fall of the season at the 3:34 mark.