BRIAN BIML 257: 673, MATT CONA 660 TAKE CENTER STAGE IN STAN NIEMIEC YOUTH TRAVEL LEAGUE
Montvale, NJ 11-19-17 – Hi-Tor I escaped the cellar in this week’s youth travelers’ action by taking five of seven points from Montvale in a high-scoring, well-played match, 3006-2953. As a team, Hi-Tor averaged better than 200/player/game, rolling consistent top-notch net numbers of 812-815-812: 2439. Matt Cona proved to be a lot sharper than his prior week’s initial threesome, firing 816, the session’s high handicap set with a scratch triple deuce 201-226-233: 660; his mates all struck gold as well: Vinny Avallone 240: 622, Mark Shapiro 224-216 and Alisha Khan 224. For Montvale, Pascack Valley junior Brian Biml had a breakout week, posting the morning’s high game 257 and high series 673. Fifteen-year old Chris Torres added a stellar 225-193-213: 631, anchor Henry Tipping 232-204 and Logan Priesel with 196, his highest sanctioned game to date.
With the exception of anchor Mercedes Morel, the high-flying Hi-Tor II distaffers employed a different lineup, again showing their depth, blasting a net 2399 as they took over the top spot via a convincing sweep of Lodi, 2852-2602; the New Yorkers battered Montvale’s maples with eight deuces, led by Nicole Cona 234-223: 644, Olivia Kohut 213-201, Nancy Kohut 213-200 and Mercedes Morel 210-201. Experiencing a below-average outing, Lodi’s solitary “200” was Nick Greco’s third game 206 with Hassan Izzard second high with 197. The two squads will clash again next week in a position encounter at Hi-Tor Lanes.
Holiday regained possession of third place, sweeping three games from short-handed Bowler City I, 2789-2595. Igniting the victors were Jared Duncan 642: 222-197-223, David Neil 633: 206-232-195 and Rachel Duncan with an opening 211 score. BC I’s Arielle Wallace continued pounding the plastic-coats, smashing a closing 253 to finish with 623; the Hackensack H.S. junior raised her average to just shy of 198. Thirteen-year-old Peyton Esposito contributed a second game 178 for the BC I squad.
Surging T-Bowl exploded with a 863 net in its finale to come away with five of seven points in its face off with Bowler City II, 2941-2732. Scorching the pin decks for the winners were a pair of Wayne Hill sophomores: Dylan Heinold 642: 205-181-256 and Tommy Luchetta 639: 203-196-240; leadoff kegler Chris Rysz chipped in with a fine 205: 584 set. The normally high-scoring Bowler City II team, despite using three players averaging 200+, could only muster a pair of deuces in the match: Peter Bondy 211 and Derek Lewandowski 226; Derek posted a 601 set, high for the quartet. Other creditable games for BC II were Steve DeFabiis 198-195 and Mia Aish 193.