Tigers claim 8th straight

Friday, December 9, 2011
Front row from left, Anthony Cummins, Chris Chapman, Quinn Shepherd, Johnna Shepherd, Brianna Roberts, Brandon Wiley, and Wade Walker. Back from left, Austin Hunt, Chance Childers, Ashley Anaya, Coach Robby Giles, Shelby Piearce, Danielle Toseland, Brandon Harden, and Matthew Parker. Photo by Lifetouch

Spring Hill is bowling team's lastest victim

The Marshall County Tiger bowling team mowed down another opponent on Monday night and recorded their eighth straight victory by defeating the Spring Hill Raiders 24-3 at Fun Time Bowling in Lewisburg.

Spring Hill, meanwhile, got the better of MCHS in the girls match, as the Lady Raiders (9-0) defeated the Tigerettes 23.5-3.5 to remain undefeated on the season.

Playing three matches with six bowlers per team, the Tigers (8-2) won 15 of the 18 individual games and were awarded two points at the end of each match for 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.

Austin Hunt, who currently boasts the third highest scoring average in the state, posted a total score of 667 and won all three of his games to help lead the Tigers to victory.

Chance Childers (three wins) followed Hunt with a 606, while Brandon Harden (two wins), Chris Chapman (two wins), and Brandon Wiley (three wins) tallied scores of 529, 492, and 468 respectively. Anthony Cummings won both games he bowled in and finished with a total score of 321, before Matthew Parker replaced Cummings in the third match and rolled a 122.

Marshall County's Austin Hunt (right) and Chance Childers (left) both won all three of their games and finished with total scores of 667 and 606 respectively to help lead the Tigers to a 24-3 win over Spring Hill. Photo by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

"The guys started out 0-2 and now they've won eight straight. That should give them a lot of confidence going into the District tournament," said MCHS coach Robby Giles. "Austin is just a junior, but he bowls like a senior. The other guys on the team really respect him and appreciate his leadership."

In the girls match, the Lady Raiders won 14 of the 18 individual games to go along with one draw, while receiving all nine bonus points.

Senior Danielle Toseland was the Tigerettes top performer and posted a total score of 483 en route to notching two wins and a draw. Brianna Roberts followed Toseland with a 419, while Shelby Piearce tallied a 416 and had one win . Quinn Shepherd, Ashley Anaya, and Johna Shepherd rounded out Marshall County's lineup with scores of 344, 304, and 294 respectively.

"Spring Hill has a great team. They were young the last couple of years, but now that's paying off for them this season," said Giles. "Danielle has been bowling for us the last four years and she's been one of our top bowlers each year. Since we only have six girls this year, it's important that she's been this consistent and bowled well for us each match."

Jessica Mutter (three wins) and Brittany McKinnon (two wins) were the only two Lady Raiders to bowl in all three matches and paced Spring Hill with scores of 533 and 408 respectively.