BRANDON SMITH FIRES 654, LILLY SIGONA 267 TO PACE YOUTH TRAVELERS
Boonton, NJ 11-22-15 – In Stan Niemiec Youth Travel play, Hi-Tor’s Brandon Smith became the third member of his team to take or share center stage this season. The 15-year-old lifted his lofty average to 211with 654, the day’s best threesome, closing with scores of 222-243. Brandon’s efforts weren’t enough to prevent his team from dropping five points to host Boonton, 2828-2677; shorthanded this week, Hi-Tor extended its losing skein to five matches, despite continued impressive outings from Smith, Johnny Toscano 228: 610 and Antonino Sparta 222: 606. Crushing the maples for Boonton were Adam Gelvan 222-209: 623, Erik Kattermann 205-200 and 13-year-old Andrew Donnelly who rolled a 203 in his league debut.
Holiday I’s Lilly Sigona strung the first nine strikes in her middle game, causing bowlers and spectators alike to be temporarily frozen as she stepped on the approach for the tenth frame. The Caldwell freshman pulled her delivery across the headpin, leaving the six-pin, but she still finished with 267, the session’s best single; Lilly’s torrid teammates all smashed the “600” barrier in Holiday I’s 2836-2746 triumph over Holiday II: David Neil 228-203: 623, Nick Cilento 224-202: 616 and Frank Magyar 223: 602. Posting deuces for Holiday II were Jared Duncan 200-208-224: 632, Wade Chamberlain 204-201, Tom Chamberlain 206 and Devin Crowley 202.
Montvale took over first place with a 2914-2748 six-point victory over Bowler City II; splintering the plastic-sticks for Montvale was anchor Matt Russell 264-213: 638 with help from Dan Sproviero 200, James Reagan-Ward 199 and two over-average games from Michaella Raab. Scoring well for BC II were Northern Highlands senior Allie Woodhouse 207-202 and Arielle Wallace with a 188 single.
Bowler City III moved into third place, two points off the lead, by virtue of its conquest of Bowler City I, 2789-2779; sparking the victors were Holy Angels junior Tiffany Sucero who improved her average to 188 with a strong 233: 618 and St Joseph Regional junior Nathan Tombo 222-206. Leading BC I were Gabby Pangaro 236 and Kyle Schellberg 207-200.
Ending the day’s activity, Fair Lawn earned seven points from the vacancy thanks to the combined skills of Matt Myers 236-203: 627, Tyler Nappi 220-214: 600 and Hunter Perry 205.