MC bowlers fall to Spring Hill

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Marshall County's Hagen Holland shot a team-best 471 over three games in the Tigers' match against Spring Hill on Thursday. Tribune photos by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

Spring Hill spoiled the Marshall County bowling team's regular season finale, as the Lady Raiders defeated the Tigerettes 17.5-9.5 while the Raiders whipped the Tigers 22-5 at Galaxy Lanes in Columbia on Thursday afternoon.

Although the Tigerettes (3-9) had just five players for the second straight match instead of the usual six, the Lady Raiders (7-4) were in an even tougher situation and fielded just four bowlers on Thursday. Marshall County received three points through forfeits, but Spring Hill won eight of the 12 head-to-head games while the two teams split the other three points for the uncontested matches.

The Lady Raiders also received four points for having the higher pin total in two of the three sets and collected three more points at the end of the match for having the highest overall pin total (1,834-1,735).

Standout

Spring Hill's Alex Fogle was the standout of the match and won all three of her games en route to finishing with an overall pin total of 556. Alexis Harper (two points) and Dani Simms (three points) also turned in solid performances for the Lady Raiders, as Harper tallied a 484, while Simms rolled a 477. Gloria Williams (one point) notched a 320 for Spring Hill as well.

Marshall County's Ashton Watkins shot a team-best 403 over three games in the Tigerettes' match against Spring Hill on Thursday.

Ashton Watkins (one point) was the lone Tigerette player to break the 400-pin mark and led MCHS with a 403. Jacey Perryman (two points) followed Watkins with a 382, while McKenzie Anderson rolled a 368. Brittany Hill also tallied a 329 and Grace Medley notched a 253.

In the boys match, the Raiders (8-4) won 13 of the 18 individual games and collected all nine pin total bonus points to cruise to the easy victory.

Timmy Overstreet was the top performer in the match for Spring Hill and finished with a overall pin total of 651 while winning all three of his games. Austin Reynolds also strong effort for the Raiders and followed Overstreet with a 586.

Hagen Holland paced the Tigers (1-11) with a 471, while Brandon Hill rolled a 465.