Local Roundup: Rams claims SAC wrestling title

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The Purnell Swett wrestling team celebrates claiming the Sandhills Athletic Conference’s conference title and top state dual tournament seed after defeating Pinecrest and Hoke on Wednesday. -

PEMBROKE — The Purnell Swett wrestling team topped Pinecrest and Hoke at Pembroke Middle School on Wednesday to finish the season 6-1 in Sandhills Athletic Conference play.

With their 45-21 win over the Patriots, the Rams claimed at least a tie for the conference title with Jack Britt set to wrestle today. The win secures a state dual playoff berth for Purnell Swett for the first time and the tiebreaking head-to-head win over the Buccaneers gives the Rams the top seed in the conference. Purnell Swett defeated Hoke 76-4.

Lumberton split their two matches with a win over Hoke and a loss to Pinecrest.

Lady Bulldogs keep rolling

WHITEVILLE — Behind 16 points from TJ Eichelberger, the St. Pauls girls basketball team earned a 35-32 road win at Whiteville on Wednesday.

Eichelberger also logged four rebounds and four steals for the Lady Bulldogs (10-9, 8-5 TRC). Shaquan Anderson added a team-best 14 rebounds and nine points in the victory.

The Purnell Swett wrestling team celebrates claiming the Sandhills Athletic Conference’s conference title and top state dual tournament seed after defeating Pinecrest and Hoke on Wednesday.
https://www.robesonian.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_file-12-20181251229597-1.jpegThe Purnell Swett wrestling team celebrates claiming the Sandhills Athletic Conference’s conference title and top state dual tournament seed after defeating Pinecrest and Hoke on Wednesday.

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