Columbia Central sweeps MCHS bowling team
The Marshall County Tigerettes (3-5) bowling team had their two-match winning streak snapped on Monday afternoon when they were defeated 23-4 at Galaxy Lanes by a strong Columbia Central Lady Lion squad that finished second in the 2013 Class AAA State Tournament.
Columbia also had the upper hand in the boys match, as the two-time defending Class AAA State champs defeated the Tigers 26-1 to run their record to 14-1 on the season.
Playing three sets with six bowlers per team, the Lady Lions (13-2) won 14 of the 18 individual games and received two extra points at the end of each set for having the highest pin total. Columbia then collected another three points at the end of the contest for having the highest combined pin total (2, 955-2,164) for all three sets.
Ashlynn Moyer turned in the best performance of the match for the Lady Lions and finished with a combined score of 557 en route to winning all three of her games. Alexis Lovett (three points) and Zoe Courtemanche (two points) also broke the 500 pin mark and followed Moyer with a 544 and a 514 respectively, while Morgan Larabie (two points) rolled a 488. Chelsea Hinton (two points), Lacie Fowler (one point), and Samantha Baugus (one point) each bowled two games apiece for Columbia and tallied total scores of 321, 280, and 251 respectively.
Senior McKenzie Anderson was the top performer for the Tigerettes and posted a total score of 476 while winning one of her three games. Aston Watkins (two points) also turned in a solid performance and tallied a 422. Brittany Hill (one point) rolled a 361 as well, while Jacey Perryman, Macy Adams, and Grace Medley notched a 331, a 324, and a 265 respectively.
"Columbia Central is a really good team, but the girls bowled well today," said first-year MCHS coach Alex Phelps. "We've got a lot of new girls on the team, but they're having fun and getting better as the season goes on."
With the Tigers (1-7) fielding only five bowlers in the boys match, the Lions won 17 of the 18 individual games and captured all nine bonus points to cruise to the easy victory.
"The boys were up against a real good team too, but we didn't bowl as well as we're capable of. This is the first time we've bowled here this season so hopefully we'll do better the next time we're here," said Phelps.
Columbia had 11 different bowlers participate in the match and did not have any player compete in more than two games.
Jacoby Keyser (two points) led the Lions' deep lineup by rolling a 469 in his two games. Cole Flatt (two points) finished just eight pins behind Keyser with a 461, and Luke Flatt (two points) tallied a 429. Jonathan Colbaugh (two points) also notched a 410, while Ashton Rubio (two points), Tristan Orr (two points), and Matthew Bushey (two points) each bowled two games as well and registered a 405, a 398, and a 326 respectively.
Kasey Beard had the best showing of the day for the Tigers and finished with a three-game score of 443 while recording MCHS' lone individual victory in the match. Trent Turner followed Beard with a 441 and Hagen Holland tallied a 440. Damian Richard also rolled a 391 for Marshall County, while Tyler Wunderlin notched a 378.