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MERCERSBURG - St. James held a 30-15 lead over Mercersburg Academy with five bouts left in the Independent Parochial Schools League wrestling championship match Friday.

But the Blue Storm scored the maximum 30 points in those last five matches, including four pins and a forfeit, to earn the IPSL crown.

The early points for Mercersburg (12-7) came on pins by Joseph Yonke (113) and Steve Min (126) and a decision by Brian Nelson (132).

The late rally was powered by pins from Gnim Bazim (170), Brendan Loveng (182), Slater Laird (195) and Stefano Antoniazzi (285).

Mercersburg 45, St. James 30 

at Mercersburg

106 — Jason Kim (SJ) d Raphael Gotera, 16-11. 113 — Joseph Yonke (MA) p Shea Pena, 3:30. 120 — Tiger Hao (SJ) p Thomas Yonke, 3:20. 126 — Steve Min (MA) p Justin Seibeneichen, 1:08. 132 — Brian Nelson (MA) d Lukas Pank, 11-5. 138 — Levi Schindel (SJ) p Garrett Noone, 0:17. 145 — Tucker Almany (SJ) md Chris Kroese, 12-4. 152 — T.J. Quelet (SJ) p Carson White, 2:15. 160 — Paul Jin (SJ) p Gregory Oh, 1:53. 170 — Gnim Bazim (MA) p Ryan Stakes, 3:09. 182 — Brendan Loveng (MA) p Armando Alvarez, 2:32. 195 — Slater Laird (MA) p Logan Treiber, 5:44. 220 — Nico Critides (MA) won by forfeit. 285 — Stafano Antoniazzi (MA) p William Knutsson, 1:21.

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