Bowling Roundup: WMC's Kinnucan goes farthest in school history

Tribune Staff • Mar 7, 2016 at 5:30 AM

Western Michigan Christian bowler Jessica Kinnucan advanced to the quarterfinals of Saturday’s Division 4 competition at Royal Scot Lanes in Lansing.

The senior became the first Warrior ever to make the field of 16, qualifying for the last spot earlier in the day with a six-game total of 1,074.

Kinnucan then upset No. 1 seed Monique Ragland of Flint Beecher. Kinnucan defeated Ragland 165-158 in Game 1, 160-152 in Game 2.

The Warrior met her match in the semifinals, falling to Jasmine Lowe from St Louis. Lowe out-rolled Kinnucan handedly in Game 1, 192-153, before squeaking out a Game 2 victory, 168-166.

On the boys side, Nick Laham finished in 31st place with a total of 1,096 pins.

Grand Haven also sees two compete at state finals 

Grand Haven’s Jimmy Mitchell made it into the top 16 of Saturday’s Division 1 Individual bowling final at Sterling Lanes in Sterling Heights.

The junior finished third in qualifying, rolling a six-game total of 1,334 — with a high of 265 coming in Game 2.

Mitchell was upset in the Round of 16, however, falling to the No. 14 seed, Milton Gibson of Flint Carman-Ainsworth.

Gibson took Game 1, 201-188, and Game 2, 213-164.

On the girls side, Grand Haven’s Meagan Batka finished 53rd.

Batka rolled a six-game total of 959, with a high of 180 coming in Game 2.

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