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Prep Roundup: Grand Haven bowling rolls Grandville

Tribune Staff • Jan 17, 2019 at 12:15 AM

The Grand Haven boys and girls bowling teams were back in action Wednesday night, picking up a pair of dominant wins over O-K Red Conference foe Grandville.

The girls picked up 28 of a possible 30 points, starting each game off slow and hitting their stride in the later frames.

A sweep of the Baker games put the Bucs up 10-0 early, as they won the first game 139-128 and the second 159-124, taking the overall Baker points 298-257.

A sweep of the first regular game put the match to bed as all five Grand Haven bowlers won their head-to-head matchups. Alexis Thompson led the way with a score of 234, followed by Kaleigh Batka at 167, Mercedes Mitchell at 162, Alexis Morgan-Sitzer at 158 and Bianca Richard at 111. Their first total added up to 832 pins, outscoring the Bulldogs by 251.

A few lineup changes worked in Grandville's favor in the second regular match, as they picked up two head-to-head points, despite three Grand Haven bowlers improving their scores.

Richard improved to 113 in her second game, while Morgan-Sitzer bumped up to a 190 and Mitchell tied Thompson for the round's high score at 192. Finally. Batka posted a 147 to round out her match.

The Bucs' second-game total came in at 834, well ahead of the Bulldogs' 743 and contributing to a 1,666 to 1,524 total pin advantage for Grand Haven.

The boys picked up their win with dominant play in the regular games after a slow start in the Bakers.

They would drop the first Baker round 180-149, but rebounded for a 148-121 win in the second round, giving up the Baker total 301-297.

With Grandville holding a 6-4 advantage heading into the regular rounds, the Bucs kicked it into gear, giving up just two more points through the remaining games, one in each regular round.

They would take the first regular game total 866-730 and took four of the five head-to-head matches. Micah Yager led the way at 216, closely followed by Collin Prokopec at 213. Jaxson Garland finished third at 167, ahead of Jonathan Garland at 147 and Austin Breuker at 123.

The second regular game went accordingly with the Bucs taking the total, 864-715, and four head-to-head wins. Yager led once again at 215, ahead of Prokopec at 211, Jaxon Batka at 163, Jaxson Garland at 139 and Brantly Wicks at 136.

The final pin total went in favor of Grand Haven to round out their rout, 1,730 to 1,445.

The wins improve the girls to 2-0 in conference play after their win over East Kentwood on Monday and the boys to 1-0-1 after they tied the Falcons. Both teams return to action Monday as they take on Caledonia at Spectrum Lanes.

Fruitport wrestling pinned by Reeths-Puffer

The Fruitport wrestling team took a tough loss to conference rival Muskegon Reeths-Puffer on Wednesday by a final score of 58-15.

The match started ugly as the Trojans gave up a major decision and two pins in the first three matches.

Zechariah Richardson shook off the start at 160 lbs, picking up a hard-fought pin victory with 43 seconds left on the clock.

Cure Cooper followed with a dramatic 13-11 victory, culminating in a winning move in overtime in the 171-lbs match.

Four straight Rocket wins put Fruitport back behind in the scoring race before Mason Brown grabbed a third-round pinfall victory at 112 lbs. Reeths-Puffer would close the meet with a pinfall, a technical fall and a major decision to secure their large margin of victory.

Fruitport returns to action Saturday as they host the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association Invitational.

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