Rockets boys lose to Huron
40 High School Bowling Teams competed in the Redskin Bowling Tournament at Star Lanes at the Harbor Saturday. When all the pins had fallen, Huron's Boys and Bowling Green's Girls were Champions in the day-long event. Port Clinton's young Girls Team (4 sophomores, 4 freshmen) ended up 2nd.
The Lady Redskins led by Alysia Zoeller's 231 game led the 9:00 Squad Qualifying with a total of 2884 on team games of 800-641-780 and added 663 in Baker. Reilly Wittman (141-123-203)and Samantha Stroupe (165-144-158) both rolled series of 467 to lead PC. Eryn Binder rolled 401, Kassidy Mahler 374, Raven Rogers a 155 game, Kate Chapman a 126, and Kaylee Vollmer is the other team member.
The Redskin Boys nosed out Huron by 13 pins, 2973-2960. Sean Black's 254-258 games and 512 series led the Redskins who rolled games of 981-1042 and added 950 in Baker. Huron rolled games of 946-990 and added 1024 in Baker.
"Wow! What a match," said PC Coach Bob Black. "We were up, down, back up, and almost lost it with 4 opens the last Baker games. Huron has a nice team and it's hard to beat them there. I give our players credit for coming back. Jacob Reed subbed the first game and finished with 5 consecutive strikes which made a difference for us. Sean struck 23 out of 40 shots which we needed."
For much of the first quarter, Port Clinton outplayed Oak Harbor and held a 13-8 lead with about a minute remaining but things changed.
A.J. Cecil connected on a layup and Sam Laderach hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to tie it at 13, swinging the momentum in the Rockets’ favor as they went on a 12-0 run and took control of the contest before defeating the Redskins, 58-47.
Greg Haar’s three-pointer with 6:16 left in the second quarter gave Oak Harbor the lead for good at 16-13 and the Rockets never looked back.