June 19, 2024

Cardinal girls bounce back from first loss to down Pella

Ballard hands Newton first defeat at Perfect Games

Maria Baxin

Genessa Slings and Gabbie Humphrey finished 1-2 in the final standings and the Newton girls’ bowling team overcame a season-high pin total from Pella during a home win on Saturday.

The Cardinals were outscored in the Baker games but a significant advantage in the individual portion of the day led the hosts to a 2,299 to 2,109 victory at Cardinal Lanes.

Newton downed its rival despite being outscored 722-694 in the Bakers. The Cardinals led 1,605 to 1,387 after the individual round.

Slings was the overall winner with a 379 series and Humphrey posted a 359 in second. Slings’ single games were 191 and 182, while Humphrey turned in a 135 and a 224.

Libbie Keith, Maria Baxin and Kelly Holmes were fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively. Keith finished with a 319 series, while Baxin had a 287 and Holmes turned in a 267.

Marissa Burns

Keith’s individual scores were 153 and 166, Baxin had a 142 and a 145 and Holmes finished with a 125 and a 142.

Marissa Burns was the other varsity bowler and she finished 11th with a 214 series. Her individual games were 110 and 114.

Pella (1-4) was led by Taylor Walker (358) and Xavier Walker (336), who finished third and fourth, respectively.

Ballard 2128, Newton 1896

AMES — Without Slings, the Cardinals struggled keep up with Ballard on Friday night.

Newton couldn’t overcome a more than 200-pin deficit in the opening round and fell to the host Bombers 2,128 to 1,896 at Perfect Games.

It was only the second time this season Ballard had a score of more than 2,100 pins.

The Cardinals turned their game around in the Bakers but ended the night with a 79.

Humphrey led the Cardinals in second with a 344 series. She had individual games of 147 and 197.

Kelly Holmes

Holmes finished fourth with a 270 series. Her single games were 143 and 127. Keith was seventh with a 276 after single games of 85 and 161.

Baxin was next in ninth with a 204 series and Burns and Aeris Archer tied for 11th with 197s. Baxin’s single games were 107 and 97, Burns rolled a 107 and a 90 and Archer turned in single games of 76 and 121.

Alex Schultz led the Newton junior varsity with a 218 series. She had single games of 98 and 120.

Joni Kusel was the overall winner with a 394 series. She finished with a 233. Chastyn Gering was third overall with a 312 series.