The Buckeye Valley girls bowling team picked up its most impressive win of the season Monday, dropping a tough Marion Harding team by 18 pins.
“This was a team win,” BV coach Madonna Wells said. “I’m so proud of these girls and how they keep working as a team.
“We didn’t have any big games, just a lot of teamwork. I told them going into bakers that every spare was important. We were up 16 pins and I told the girls, ‘make them throw strikes … we keep sparing and they can’t beat us.’ Well, they did exactly that.”
Tara McClure led the Barons with games of 160 and 135 for a team-high 295 series. Bree Hall was right behind her with back-to-back 147s for a combined 294. Mattea Ream, meanwhile, smoothed out the top three with games of 144 and 134.
Orange 1,651, Hilliard Davidson 1,264
Raelynn Bishop finished with a match- and team-high game of 157 to lead the Pioneers past the Wildcats Monday afternoon.
Haley Wemple also had a nice outing, rolling games of 128 and 154 to close with a match-high series of 282.
Buckeye Valley was in action against Marion Harding Monday, dropping its first match of the season by a tight 2,117-2,087 margin.
Jimmy Davis paced BV with games of 207 and 234 for a 441 series. Dawson Munday was also steady, closing with games of 194 and 167.
Hilliard Davidson 2,039, Orange 1,951
Andrew Kicas had games of 192 and 173 for a team-best series of 365, but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers fell to the Wildcats Monday in Hilliard.
Nick Baumeyer and Rory Schmidt were also productive. Baumeyer had games of 191 and 159 while Schmidt closed with games of 183 and 167.
Olentangy Liberty hung with the state’s top-ranked team all night, but couldn’t quite pull the upset as host Newark escaped with a 62-56 non-league win Monday night.
The Patriots were outscored in each of the first two quarters, trailing 39-33 at the break, but used a 16-10 third to even things up heading into the final frame.
Emma Humenay, who had five threes in Liberty’s weekend win over Dublin Jerome, hit six triples against the Wildcats on the way to a team-high 20 points. Teegan Pifher was also solid, closing with 14 points in the setback.