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Lady Grizzly bowlers drop pair of matches

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Lady Grizzly lead-off bowler Kayla Coder rolled games of 116-144 against the Pasco Bulldogs at Sunnyside's Valley Lanes yesterday (Wednesday).

The Selah Vikings and Pasco Bulldogs proved to be too formidable this week for the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team.

Wednesday, Pasco rolled into town and made off with a 3-1 victory. The day before, Sunnyside traveled to Yakima's Minda Lanes and was swept by Selah, 4-0.

In yesterday's competition at Sunnyside's Valley Lanes, the Lady Grizzlies earned their one match point in the first of two Baker games. Sunnyside posted a 130 to Pasco's 123 in the Baker game format, which calls for each member of the five-girl squad to alternate taking turns throughout the 10 frames. Pasco sewed up the 3-1 victory over the Lady Grizzlies by claiming the second Baker game, 148-141.

In the first two total pinfall contests, Pasco prevailed by scores of 839-674 and 756-654.

Four of the five Bulldog bowlers topped the 300 plateau for their two-game series, including junior Jessica Weisz, who topped all bowlers for the day with games of 191-162.

Sunnyside's top bowlers against Pasco were Veronica Uribe (133-137), Katie Weets (150-118) and Kayla Coder (116-144) with two-game series of 270, 268 and 260, respectively. Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Grizzlies were Jennifer Tobin (134-117) and Maribel Rodriguez (91-138).

In JV action against Pasco, the Lady Grizzlies' top bowler in the 4-0 loss was Veronica Alvarez, who had a two-game series of 256 on efforts of 143-113.

Tuesday at Minda Lanes, Selah was led to the 4-0 sweep over Sunnyside by Whitney Jennerjohn. She rolled games of 167-171.

Sunnyside's top bowlers against the Vikings were Weets (134-156) and Uribe (148-140).

In the 3-1 loss to Selah in the JV match, Sunnyside's Alma Romero (123-134) turned in the top performance for the Lady Grizzlies.

Sunnyside closes out the regular season next Tuesday, Jan. 17, at home against the Eisenhower Cadets.

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