Bowlers battle the best in Bay City

BAY CITY — Carman-Ainsworth packed a lot of competitive bowling into two days last weekend. The Cavaliers competed in the Bangor John Glenn Invitational on Saturday at Monitor Lanes, then went at it again in the Bay City Western Baker’s Dozen Tournament on Sunday.

In the 20-team girls tournament Saturday, Carman qualified 11th for the 16-team match play and got knocked out in the first round by Richmond. Kenzey Lord was second out of 100 individuals with a 656 series on a high game of 234. Quinisha Burnett was eighth with a 613 series on the strength of a 242 game.

On Sunday, the format was 13 headto head Baker games, with the top 10 teams moving on to a one-round bracket and the five winners from there going into a stepladder format.

The Lady Cavs went 10-3 in the head-to-head matches to finish fourth. After eight games, they were 11th, 11 pins out of 10th, but bowled 203, 192, 191, 210, 216 in their last five games to end fourth. They bowled Richmond again and beat the Blue Devils this time, two games to one, to reach the stepladder finals. There, they lost their first match to John Glenn to finish in fifth place.

Carman opened Big Nine Conference play on Dec. 14 against Flushing, with the Lady Cavs dominating, 29-1, at B’s Bowling. Burnett had the first eight strikes for a 246 in the first game and added a 200. Lord bowled 237.

In a scrimmage last Thursday, the Lady Cavs lost to Grand Blanc, 28-2, at Grand Blanc Lanes. Burnett bowled a 193 and Lord a 203 and 192.

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