MMCRU/RSM bowling drops matches to OABCIG
IDA GROVE — The MMCRU/RSM bowling teams fell just short on the road against OABCIG on Friday.
The boys team ended 79 points back of the Falcons in a 2,775-2,696 loss. The team trailed by 43 following the first round of individual games. OABCIG’s Austin Wych led all bowlers with a 432 series which included a top game of 243, but all of the remaining counting scores for both sides were in the 300s. Mitch Rhodes edged Ethan Riedemann by two points with a 377 series for the top series score of the day. The team had another score within 10 of the team leader as Jake Anderson finished with a 370. Anderson had the only game score above 200 for MMCRU/RSM as he rolled a 214 in his second set of frames.
Austin Schwickerath posted a 361 series score while Seth Nelson and Bryce Staab split games of 138 and 190 for a 328 series score, two above the final score on the team from Nathan Reusch.
The team finished with an 885 total in their Baker games which was slightly behind the 921 total from the Falcons. OABCIG had the only Baker game over 200 with a 209 in their opening set. All of their scores were at least 170. MMCRU/RSM had a low of 155 and a high of 190 in their Baker games.
The difference in the girls match was just a bit higher than the boys as the Falcons won 1,984-1,850 for a win by 134. Amber Hoefling of OABCIG had the best overall series score with a 301. All of the rest of the series scores for the two teams were in the 200s. Mattie Dias led MMCRU/RSM with a 288 series total. Beth Pedersen was 40 points behind that for the next best score. Blacey Stodden rolled a 232 to edge teammate Bayle Glassmaker by five points. The final counting score came from Maci Gravenish at 215.
MMCRU/RSM had a slight edge in the Baker games, but not enough to overcome a 140 point deficit after the first round. The team had the best Baker game of either team with a 156 in their fourth set of frames. The rest of the team’s final scores were in a consistent range of anywhere from 117 up to 123.
MMCRU/RSM will return to action on Monday, January 6 against Denison-Schleswig.