Marshall County sweeps Columbia Academy in bowling
On Monday night, the Marshall County Tiger bowling team notched their fifth straight victory when they defeated the Columbia Academy Bulldogs 24-3 at Fun Time Bowling in Lewisburg.
The Tigerettes, meanwhile, snapped a two-game losing streak by beating CA 25-2 in the girls' contest to run their record to 4-3 on the season.
Playing three matches with six bowlers per team, the Tigers (5-2) won 15 of the 18 individual games and were awarded two points at the end of each match for the having the highest pin total. Marshall County then collected another three points at the end of the contest for having the highest combined pin total for all three matches to give them 24 points overall.
"The boys started out 0-2 so I'm really proud of them for not hanging their heads," said MCHS coach Robby Giles. "They've won five in a row so hopefully we'll carry that momentum into the second half of the season."
Austin Hunt posted the best total score for the Tigers with a 650 and won all three of his matches. Brandon Harden (3 wins) followed Hunt with a score of 558, and Brandon Wiley (three wins) tallied a 497. Chris Chapman (two wins) and Chance Childers (three wins) also notched scores of 450 and 395 respectively, while Matthew Parker (one win) finished with a total of 283 in his two games. Anthony Cummings replaced Parker in the third match and rolled a 133 in his lone game.
Columbia Academy's top six players only bowled in the first two matches before CA cleared their bench in the third match. Clint Region notched the highest total score for the Bulldogs with a 334, while Elliot Hogan, Dalton Smith (one win), Charlie Stoltz (one win), James Ervin, and Conner White had a 311, 281, 278, 248, and 231 respectively.
In the girls contest, the Tigerettes won 16 of the 18 individual games and garnered all nine bonus points en route to collecting 25 points overall.
Danielle Toseland (three wins) led the way for Marshall County by posting a total score of 449, while Shelby Piearce, Quinn Shepherd, Brianna Roberts also won all three of their games and rolled a 399, 398, and 392 respectively. Ashley Anaya and Johnna Shepherd both won two of three games and tallied scores of 356 and 311 respectively.
"The girls came in 3-3 so it's always nice to get above .500," said Giles. "We've got a Thanksgiving break coming up so hopefully we'll have a strong second half of the season."
Columbia had nine different players bowl two games apiece. Eliza Delhert paced the Lady Bulldogs with a 205, while Annah Shrader followed with a 197. Kassidy Morgan and Rachel Park each won one game and tallied scores of 195 and 181 respectively.