Despite a strong, two-game 351 series from Lady Grizzly senior Tiara Moon, the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team dropped a 3-1 decision to visiting West Valley Tuesday afternoon.
The defeat dropped Sunnyside to 0-7 in head-to-head match-ups this season.
The one game the Lady Grizzlies took from West Valley yesterday came in the final Baker contest, in which each member of the five-girl teams alternate taking turns throughout the 10 frames. Sunnyside won big, swamping the Rams by a 175-95 score.
West Valley, which also defeated Sunnyside by a 3-1 score back on Nov. 17, edged the Lady Grizzlies 158-145 in the first of the two Baker games yesterday.
In the first match of the afternoon, Sunnyside didn't have an answer for junior Kristen Hayward, who rolled a 211. Hayward's performance led the Rams to a 781-732 win.
In the losing effort in the opener, Moon topped the Lady Grizzlies with a 170 effort. Sunnyside also got games of 149, 146 and 145 from Veronica Uribe, Maribel Rodriguez and Katie Weets, respectively. Rounding out the scoring for Sunnyside in the opener was Veronica Alvarez's 122.
West Valley's margin of victory in the second game was less than in game one, as the Rams prevailed 749-706. Amy Friedt and Hayward shots games of 187 and 176, respectively, to power West Valley to the win.
Moon had a 181 for Sunnyside in that second contest and Weets added a 152, but with a pair of 131's from Rodriguez and Uribe and a 111 from Jennifer Tobin the Lady Grizzlies were no match for West Valley.
Sunnyside's JV also competed against West Valley yesterday and lost by an identical 3-1 score. The Lady Grizzly junior varsity claimed its one win in the first Baker game, by a 143-132 score. Kayla Coder had the top two-game series for Sunnyside on efforts of 106-139.
Sunnyside will host Moses Lake at Valley Lanes this Thursday, with match time scheduled for 3:30 p.m.