The McPherson High bowling team overcame some adverse lane conditions Tuesday to come away with a pair of varsity wins at Play-Mor Lanes in Newton
The Bullpups boys and girls defeated both Newton and Cheney Tuesday in what MHS coach Herb Halinski termed a wake-up call for the bowlers.
“It was a fairly slick lane condition and most of them haven't seen that before,” Halinski said. “The outside part of the lane was really slick and if you got the ball out there it didn't want to hook back. The more experienced players were able to get more to the inside part of the lane where the ball would hook.”
For the boys, MHS won the varsity triangular with a team score of 2,304. Newton recorded a 2,137, while Cheney had a 1,851.
Joel Morey had the best series for the boys with a 617, while the best individual game was recorded by Jeff Reed with a 237.
The junior varsity lost to Newton 1,7730-1,512. Cheney did not field a JV squad.
Jacob Krehbiel had the high series with a 410.
The Lady Pups handily won their triangular with a team score of 2,078. Newton was closest with a 1,690, while Cheney had a team score of 1,613.
Crystal Nutter had the top series and game, recording an overall 571 with a individual game of 237 in game two.
The JV won with a total of 1,670. Newton had a 1,166 and Cheney a 1,080.
Alexis Kieffer had the top series with a 452 and recorded a team best game of 166.
The Pups are at home for the first time Jan. 24, as they will host a triangular against Mulvane and Cheney at Starlite Lanes.
Jacob Helmer 516 (166-200-150); Austin Mitchell 449 (125-159-165); Carl Fraizer 539 (113-212-214); Joel Morey 617 (221-226-170); Jeff Reed 573 (137-237-199); Brett Hartzell 492 (131-170-191).
Steve Huerta 346 (97-116-133); Justin Walke 381 (146-125-110); Jacob Krehbiel 410 (126-107-177); Andrew Almquist 346 (121-106-119); KC Becker 339 (111-103-125); Allon Taylor 281 (102-85-94).
Rhianna Smith 437 (124-165-148); Abby Hughes 463 (143-155-165); Makenzie Benson 477 (151-175-151); Crystal Nutter 571 (173-237-161); Jasmine Wann 505 (161-167-177); Mayce Nightingale 507 (169-161-177).
Kaylnn Chick 326 (108-93-125); Echo Miller 366 (123-97-146); Bailey Holton 424 (147-140-137); Moli Metheny 371 (133-112-126); Alexis Kieffer 452 (121-165-166); Ashley LaSalle 380 (100-115-165).