Momentum doesn’t stop for girls bowling

Two league victories, tournament title round out a satisfying weekend

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In the short span of a weekend, the girls bowling tackled two Metro League opponents and competed in a tournament.

Kearsley had a double match against Clio and Fenton on Saturday, Jan. 5. and traveled to the Lila Furnish Classic on Sunday, Jan. 6.

Keeping their undefeated record in tact, the Hornets were victorious in both matches, as well as the tournament, defeating both opponents and earning first place at the tournament.

Clio

The team entered the match against Clio with the mindset to win and keep its record unblemished.

Kearsley began the match bowling games of 202 and 177 to Clio’s 191 and 136, earning a 10-0 leading them into individual games.

The Hornet’s did not lead up, bowling strong individual games of 1,014 and 915 to the Mustangs’ 748 and 804.

Top bowlers for the team were sophomore Emilea Sturk throwing 216 and 178; sophomore Megan Timm scoring games of 219 and 158; junior Samantha Timm shooting 200; junior Imari Blond with games of 195 and 199; senior Alexis Roof bowling games of 194 and 180; and sophomore Allison Eible with a 190 game.

Fenton

With one victory under their wing for the day, the Hornets were still hungry for another win.

Kearsley won both Baker games with scores of 167 and 188 to Fenton’s 119 and 129.

With a 10-0 lead, the team continued bowling strong individual games with a total of 1,013 and 1,017 to the Tigers’ 655 and 541.

Final pinfall for the match was 2,385-1,444 in favor of Kearsley.

Bowling strong games for Kearsley were Megan with games of 258 and 218; Roof rolling games of 213 and 199; Blond bowling 189 and 238; and Samantha throwing a 204.

Kearsley sits in first place in the league at 8-0 with Flushing in second at 7-1.

Lila Furnish Classic

For the fifth year in a row, the Hornets won the Lila Furnish Classic at Owosso’s Capitol Bowl.

The Hornets bowled 12 Baker games for a 2,156 total, earning them the first qualifying spot.

In the top eight, Kearsley bowled games of 203 and 202 to Ovid Elsie’s 148 and 169.

Moving on to the final four, the Hornets took on Metro League rival Flushing.

The team threw a strong first game of 255 to the Raiders’ 181 but fell short the second game as Flushing defeated the Hornets 161-147.

Overall, Kearsley defeated Flushing 402-342.

In the final, the Hornets faced off against Davison and dropped the first Baker game 184-182.

But the team made a comeback, winning 176-153 in the second Baker game.

Final pinfall favored of the Hornets 368-337, giving Kearsley the tournament title.

The girls will compete next against Owosso on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Colonial Lanes in Flushing.

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