Brick girls on a major roll

Brick girls on a major roll

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Brick girls on a major roll

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BRADLEY BEACH

“All 10” is a common chant teammates sometimes yell to each other in bowling, in hopes for a strike. On Wednesday night at Bradley Bowl it meant something a little different for Brick’s girls team.

The Green Dragons won their second Shore Conference Tournament in three seasons and it was their 10th straight tournament victory. They finished with a final team score of 3,006 pins. Manchester finished in second place with 2,885, Howell took third with 2,847 pins and Brick Memorial was fourth with 2,834 pins.

For head coach Cara Lukosius, the success of her team is still something that’s tough to comprehend.

“This is such a great team I have this year,” Lukosius said. “I don’t have one girl that really stands out, all five have come up big for us this entire season.”

Amber MacLeod finished with a team-high 646 series for the Green Dragons. Karsyn Lukosius finished with a 645 series and Amanda Nardiello knocked down 601 pins.

Seniors Madison Lukosius and Sydney Scelfo said they knew it was going to be a challenge, having never bowled at Bradley Bowl before.

“If you tried playing outside, the ball would just hook way to much,” Scelfo said.

“In the first game we had a little bit of trouble, but we made the adjustments we needed to,” Madison Lukosius said.

It was important for the seniors to keep the consecutive Shore Conference title streak going.

“It really couldn’t get any better for us,” Lukosius said. “This is our last year and it’s a great feeling to be able to win it.”

According to their coach, the Green Dragons have won every tournament that have entered this season and have lost only 1.5 games in conference play while wrapping up the Class A South title.

Brick’s bowlers said they knew they would be the team to beat heading into the season, but it was important for their coach that they went out and showed it.

“I told them to not go out and tell people with your mouth, but to show them with your bowling,” Cara Lukosius said.

Their final task will be to lock up the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions on Monday at Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick.

“They just have to go out and and work as hard as they have all year,” Cara Lukosius said. “If they just worry about their game and take it frame by frame, they should be able to finish strong.”

For the boys Individual Tournament it was a freshman from Manasquan who stole the show. Tyler Wolfe took home the title with a tournament-high series of 672.

Stephen Schwartz finished in second place with a 666, Joe Iandoli finished in third place with 653 pins and Don Kane took fourth place with a 646 series.

There were no nerves for the freshman who lacked no shortage of confidence heading into the tournament.

“I’ve been working really hard, and I’m confident when I get out on the lanes,” Wolfe said. “I came out and made the adjustments I needed to make today.”

Ocean’s Kenny Ryan finished with the high game of 257. The boys team tournament and girls individual tournament will be 2:30 p.m today at Bradley Bowl.

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