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Newton bowlers sweep duals with Pella Christian

Published: Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 11:06 a.m. CDT

PELLA — Newton’s bowling teams swept the dual competition with host Pella Christian Saturday.

The Cardinal girls stay undefeated at 10-0 while the boys picked up their second win in as many weeks. Newton’s boys are 6-4 on the season.

Pella Christian’s boys saw a bounce in their game, according to Eagle coach Rod Blunck. Newton won the dual, 2,387 pins to Pella Christian’s 2,273 pins.

“The boys bowled fairly well during their individuals games, but struggled a bit in the Baker round,” said Seth Banwell, Newton coach. “Andrew Lammey, who was recently added to the varsity lineup, did a tremendous job producing the highest series of the meet. He threw some powerful strikes, averaging 187 per game. He stayed consistent and adjusted to the lanes when needed.”

Lammey finished with a 373 (169,204) to lead the Cardinals. Alex Bare threw a 345 (190,155) and Payton Cox bowled a 342 (142, 207). Bryan McMahon had a 290 (154, 136), Nick VerSteeg tossed a 285 (132, 153) and Reid Miller had a 278 (144, 134).

“The boys need to improve their spare game to take their game to the next level,” Banwell said.

Pella Christian got a 318 from Nick Lanser. Jordan Pleima had a 293 and Brandon Roozendaal threw a 291.

In the Baker games, Newton’s scores were 177, 163, 162, 100, 143 for a 745. Pella Christian put up an 845 Baker game total.

Newton’s girls rolled up a 2,121 pin score over a short-handed Pella Christian team. The Eagles had a score of 1,345. Blunck said there was a conflict with speech contest which thinned the PC girls’ ranks.

“I believe our scores have dipped down a bit because the varsity lineup has recently changed from week to week,” Banwell said. 

“I have several bowlers involved in many school actives that were not able to bowl the last few weeks because of music contests and festivals. However, the bowlers who filled in have done a unbelievable job maintaining the high expectations set by the bowling program.”

A steady force on the Cardinal girls’ varsity is Madison Humphrey. Humphrey rolled the top score again for the Cardinals with a 366 (197, 169). Banwell said Humphrey bowled really well and “keeps performing her best every week.”

Erica Bailey turned in a 319 with games of 180 and 139. Mariah Gonzalez threw a 299 (188, 111) followed by Melanie Stice with a 247 (136, 113), Kirsten Young with a 233 (125, 108) and Makayla Tabor with a 185 (90-95).

The Cardinal girls’ Baker games were 126, 156, 125, 124, 126 for a 657.

Newton also won the boys’ and coed junior varsity duals.

Leading the Cardinal boys’ junior varsity was Shea Carre with a 309 (177, 132). Joe Stammeyer had a 266 (148, 118), Evan Carter bowled a 250 (126, 124), Brian Jones had a 230 (136, 94) and Joe Malsom had a 215 (98, 117). Their Baker game scores were 169, 102, 98, 162, 109 for a 640.

Newton had a 1,910 score to PC boys’ JV No. 1 1,737 pins.

Newton’s coed JV won 1,693-1,515 over Pella Christian Boys’ JV No. 2.

Chas Antie led Newton with a 285 (137, 148). Lizzy Coyle had a 218 (114, 104) followed by Erin VanSickel with a 215 (107, 108), Kayla Corso with a 204 (119, 85) and Hayley Sinclair with a 192 (82,110).

Newton hosts Oskaloosa this Saturday while Pella Christian goes to Knoxville for a triangular with Knoxville and Norwalk.

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