MC girls dominate Wildcats

Friday, December 2, 2016
Senior bowler Noah Curran gets set before rolling a strike during the second set of the night. Tribune photos by Mike Inglsbee

The Marshall County girls and boys bowling teams returned home on Wednesday night for match number twelve against Santa Fe.

And with twelve seniors, the teams gave the Wildcats all they could handle with the girls notching a convincing 23-4 win by beating Santa Fe in all three matches by a 2408-1900 score and the boys improving in each frame, but ultimately losing 16-11 by a score of 2963-2892.

"We've got a lot of good coaching going on because a lot of the people who run the bowling alley are helping us coach," MCHS coach Sean Donnelly said. "They've been teaching the kids because they have all been bowling forever."


The boy's team lost the first match by a large margin of 1026-804 with John Perry and Matthew Dorman each rolling 155 to lead the Tigers. The Tigers started warming up in the second series led by Brandon Davis' 203, but came up just short 1137-1024.

The third match was all Tigers by a score of 1064-800 with Dorman rolling a game high 214, Rajan Dasai added 206 and Noah Curran tallying 200.

"We really got better the longer we bowled," Dasai said. "We were rusty from being off for the Thanksgiving break."


The girl's team dominated from start to finish with the Wildcats never coming closer than the 89-point loss in the first round. The Tigerettes won 740-651 led by Brittany Hill with a 187 and progressed with each match.

"A lot of them are rusty at the start of the game and they help each other figure out if they're standing in the right spot, aiming at the right spots," Donnelly said. "You know, they all help each other as the game goes by."

The Tigerettes continued an impressive night with a 795-620 win over the Wildcats in the second series as sophomore Alexis Udell rolled a 169 in the 195-point win.

Team attitude

"As a team I feel like we do well because if one of us starts getting down we pick each other back up," Udell, who also plays basketball for the Tigerettes, said. "We always just keep on going forward and we have to remember sometimes that it was the ball and you have to let it go."

Tiger bowler Matthew Dorman throws a ball that knocks down nine pins during the second set against Santa Fe on Wednesday night.

Marshall County saved it's best for last, crushing the Wildcats behind a 197 from Hill, 166 from Udell and 151 from freshman Victoria Curran for the 873-629 win and a dominant 24-3 win.

The Tigers have two matches left to master its craft before competing in the district tournament on January 19 at Columbia.

"We're gonna be about a third of the way up if they finish out really well," Donnelly said. "Because we've got some strong competition. We've got bigger teams with more coaches that bowl on the pro level so we do the best we can."