By Ben Stroup
What could be better than keeping an undefeated season intact with a win over an always-competitive Jonathan Alder team?
How about doing so in come-from-behind fashion and breaking a school record in the process?
For the Buckeye Valley boys bowling team, that’s exactly how Monday’s thrilling 2,134-2,042 triumph over Alder played out.
“Alder has been a tough team to beat, and we were down going into the last baker game,” BV coach Madonna Wells said. “The boys have worked together all season, and it was no different tonight … shooting a BV-record 289 game … the first 10 in a row.”
Leo Wells, Tony Ruark, Spencer Milligan, Nick Cooper and Jacob Man were the five baker bowlers who pushed their team over the top.
In regulation, Man led the way with games of 179 and 198 for a combined 377 series. Jimmy Davis finished with games of 217 and 138 for a combined 355 while Cooper finished with a 325 series and Leo Wells and Milligan posted games of 155 and 144, respectively.
The Baron girls were also in action, falling 1,917-1,745.
“This team is still battling a couple of bad games a night,” Madonna Wells said. “We just can’t put two good games together for all five bowlers. They all have good games … just not together.”
Morgan Stuart paced BV with games of 159 and 183. Other contributors included Carly Kelley (360 series), Sydney Lenart (229 series), Tara McClure (258 series) and Fiona Tseng (263 series).
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