Other area runner-ups were Delhi’s Mike Bryden (injury default at 106); Walton’s Logan Robinson (2-1 loss at 113); B-G/A’s Kevin Hubbard (4-0 loss at 126); Unatego’s Ryan Marszal (9-1 loss at 170); and Sidney’s Alex Morrow (pinned in 4:37 at 285).
“It’s a good momentum builder,” MacNaught said of the MACs, which will be followed by the Section Four class meets this coming weekend. “It’s not technically the postseason, but we always try to treat the MAC Tournament as the postseason to get going.”
B-G/A will compete in the Section Four Class C Championships, which are scheduled for Saturday at Lansing.
Waverly will host the Class B sectional tournament and Unadilla Valley is the home site for the Class D event.
The top five finishers in each weight class earn automatic berths to the Section Four Division II Championships, which will run Feb. 8-9 at the Broome County Arena in Binghamton.
“Our first goal next week is top five,” MacNaught said. “A bad week next week really doesn’t hurt you. A bad week in two weeks, you’re done.”
Cooperstown’s Jacob Miller needed overtime to win the 145-pound title during the Center State Conference Championships at Whitesboro.
Miller secured his crown with a two-point takedown in the extra period, giving him a 6-4 decision over Ilion’s Bryan Bennett.
Miller used a reversal to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead with two seconds left in regulation, but Bennett escaped at the buzzer to tie the score and force overtime. Miller’s takedown came 10 seconds into overtime to end it.
The Redskins also received a fourth from Mikey Boyle at 120 pounds and a fifth from Kevin Segit at 195.
Cooperstown scored 48.5 points to finish 14th in the 21-team tournament, which was won by Holland Patent (145 points).