Chieftain keglersslip past Sunnyside

in last league match

by Bob Story

MOSES LAKE - Despite an impressive 331 two-game series rolled by senior Cassie Coder, the Moses Lake Chieftains defeated the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team yesterday afternoon.

The 3-1 victory by Moses Lake cemented the Chieftains as the top finishers in the Columbia division of the Central Washington Prep League. The Lady Grizzlies finished the season with an overall mark of 5-47, placing last in the Yakima division of the Central Washington Prep League. Eisenhower, Davis and West Valley-the first through third place finishers in the local division-now advance to the Regional tourney to fight for a State tourney berth. That trio will be taking on Moses Lake, Wenatchee and Omak at Regionals.

In yesterday's opening game, Moses Lake rolled handily over the Lady Grizzlies, 755-569. The Chieftains got scores of 187, 170 and 163 from their top three bowlers that contest. Coder turned in the top effort for Sunnyside in the opening game, tossing a 151.

The Chieftains improved on their first game score by tallying an 814 in the second contest, compared to the 606 Sunnyside totaled. Tara DeBeaumont paced Moses Lake with an untouchable 240. The Chieftains also received a 198 and a 179 from two other unnamed bowlers. Sunnyside's top effort in the second game was again turned in by Coder-a nifty 180. Sophomore Katie Weets added a 149 for the Lady Grizzlies.

Sunnyside averted a shutout by winning the first of the two Baker games, 189-138. The Baker format calls for each member of the five-girl squad to alternate taking turns throughout the 10 frames. Moses Lake rebounded to win the second Baker game, 139-123.

Sunnyside's individual scores for yesterday's match, staged at Lake Bowl in Moses Lake, included Coder with a 331 (151-180), Weets with a 251 (102-149), freshman Veronica Uribe with a 221 (123-98), senior Amber Gonzalez with a 197 (107-90) and sophomore Jennifer Tobin with a 175 (86-89).

In JV action yesterday, Moses Lake and Sunnyside played to a 2-2 tie. The JV Lady Grizzlies won the second game, 601-590, and claimed the second Baker game, 119-114. Sunnyside's top bowlers included Maria Barcenas (126-123), Rose Garza (109-120) and Julia Yanez (96-131).

In a separate underclassman match yesterday, Moses Lake prevailed 4-0. Sunnyside's top two bowlers were Josefina Ramirez (142-91) and Alma Romero (120-102).

. Bob Story,can be contacted at

(509) 837-4500, or e-mail him



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