Santa Fe sweeps Marshall County
Both Marshall County bowling teams suffered losses at the hands of Santa Fe on Wednesday afternoon at Galaxy Lanes in Columbia, as the Lady Wildcats defeated a shorthanded Tigerette squad 19-8 while the Wildcats drubbed the Tigers 23.5-3.5.
Playing three sets with only five players instead of the usual six, the Tigerettes (3-8) actually won 8 of the 15 head-to-head games, but Santa Fe picked up three points due to forfeits. The Lady Wildcats were also awarded two points at the end of each set for having a better pin total than MCHS before collecting three more points at the end of the match for having the highest overall pin total (1989-1721).
"I feel like we would have won it if we would have had all six players. We were still in it, but lost it on total pins," said Marshall County coach Alex Phelps. "The girls are doing well considering most of them are first year bowlers. I wish I would have had a chance to coach them all four years."
Tigerette senior McKenzie Anderson turned in the best performance of the match and finished with a three set pin total of 397 while winning two of her three games. Ashton Watkins followed Anderson with a 379 and won all three of her games. Grace Medley (1 point) also tallied a 352 for Marshall County, while Jacey Perryman and Vicky Shonk (2 points) rolled a 320 and a 273 respectively.
Cayla Bennett was Santa Fe's top player and notched a three-set pin total of 377 while winning all three of her games. Janna Potts (1 point) also rolled a 337 and Brittany Hill (2 points) tallied a 334. Hannah Hill (1 point) recorded a 334 for the Lady Wildcats as well, while Kallie Faulkner (1 point) and Rebecca Campochiaro (2 point) had a 317 and a 300 respectively.
In the boys match, Santa Fe won 14 of the 18 individual games with one match ending in a draw while collecting all nine pin total bonus points.
"We had a few good games today, but we couldn't string two good games together," said Phelps.
Brandon Hill (1.5 points) was the lone Tiger player to eclipse the 500-pin mark and led Marshall County (1-10) with a 516. Hagen Holland (1 point) followed Hill with a 496 while Kasey Beard (1 point) rolled a 465. Jon Adams, Damian Richard, and Tyler Wunderlin rounded out the rest of MCHS' lineup with a 383, a 369, and a 356 respectively.
Dalton Tilghman (3 points) was the standout of the match and led the Wildcats with a 561. Geno Grippi (3 points) also turned in a strong performance and finished one pin behind Tilghman with a 560. Austin Sanders (1.5 points) rolled a 509 as well, while Tanner Brown (3 points) and Jacob Potts (3 points) tallied a 487 and a 427 respectively. Seth Johnston (1 point) bowled the first two sets for Santa Fe and notched a 286 over two games before being replaced by Ethan Litton, who recorded a 164 in his lone game.