In a showdown for first place in the KLAA Central Division girls bowling standings featuring neighborly rivals, No. 1-ranked Westland John Glenn upended Wayne Memorial, 21-9, Tuesday afternoon to improve to 10-0.
The Zebras slipped to 9-2.
The Rockets found their groove early by winning both Baker games, 217-146 and 199-154.
Undaunted, the Zebras stormed back to win the first traditional five-on-five contest, 968-966, however, John Glenn rebounded with a 980-803 victory in the second regular game.
“I was really impressed by the Wayne girls in the first game,” said John Glenn head coach Ralph Cabildo. “The Wayne coaching staff has done a really nice job with the Wayne girls this season.”
Emily Dietz powered the Rockets in game one with a torrid score of 240, while Olivia Cabildo (200) and Julia Huren (191) also performed well.
The Zebras were paced in the opener by Christina O’Harris’s 213. Also scoring for Wayne were Shaelyn Wojewski (208), Kayla Thompson (209), Hayley Gilbert (181) and Amy Hoch, who registered a 157.
The Rockets were on fire in game two thanks to strong efforts from Cabildo (225), Ashley Kolb (215) and Huren, who rolled a 209.
Leading the Zebras in the second game were Thompson (184), Wojewski (174) and Gilbert, who contributed a 169.
RU boys toppled
The Redford Union boys bowling team suffered a 21-9 setback to Bellville Wednesday afternoon at Cherry Hill Lanes. The Panthers seized the first Baker game, 183-160, before dropping the second, 176-167.
The Tigers won both traditional games, 939-860 and 934-931. RU, which dropped to 5-9, was led by Brendan Kerkhof’s splendid 232 game.
Panther girls upended
The short-handed Redford Union girls bowling team was defeated Wednesday afternoon by host Belleville, 30-0. Due to illness, the Panthers hit the lanes with just four bowlers instead of the allowable five.
Belleville owned the two Baker games, 201-114 and 219-69, before winning the traditional five-on-five battles, 969-573 and 905-525.
The Panthers, who slipped to 5-8-1, were led by Carly Wasielewski’s 183 game.