GH bowling teams rolled over by Grandville

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Grand Haven’s varsity bowling squads really needed some home cooking in their match against Grandville on Monday.

Instead, the Bucs’ boys and girls squads suffered lopsided losses at the Bulldogs’ home lanes.

Grand Haven’s boys fell by a 27-3 final and the girls were handed a 28-2 beat down.

The Bucs suffered a blow before the match began, as one of the team’s top bowlers, Kaleb Schmidt, suffered an injury outside of bowling.

Grandville prevailed in the baker games, 387-309, and then continued to roll in the regular games, scoring a 2,023-1882 advantage in the final tally.

Head coach Pat Mitchell’s squad got a boost from freshman Joel Collins, as he rolled a stellar 234 game in Game 1 to earn the Bucs’ lone point. Grandville had four of its five bowlers top the 200 mark in Game 1.

In Game 2, the Bucs picked up points from Jack Clark’s 193 game and a 213 performance from Shamar Stailey. Collins rolled a 192, but was beat out by a 232 game.

In the girls’ action, Grandville was on top in the baker format, 317-285, and easily won the overall regular total, 1,758-1,266.

Grand Haven picked up a point following a 126 game from Andrea Cherry, and a 101 score from Taya Vanderzwaag. The Bucs’ high game was rolled by Gina Hartwell, a 161 in Game 2.

Grand Haven’s teams are both 2-5 this season. They close out their regular season on Wednesday against Hudsonville at Starlite Lanes in Grand Haven.

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