STERLING HEIGHTS – Jordan Nunn reached the semifinals and Milton Gibson made it to the quarterfinals to lead Carman-Ainsworth in the Div. 1 state bowling finals last Saturday at Sterling Lanes.
Nunn qualified fifth with a six-game block of 1,313, capped by a 247 game. The senior then battled through three close matches in match play. He tied Roseville’s Kyle Houvener 179-179 in the first game and pulled out the second game 234-208. He beat Port Huron’s Blake Symon 229-202 in the first game and tied the second 200-200. In the semifinals he lost to eventual champion Gabe Cassise 214-192 and 230-223.
Gibson was 14th with 1,255, also finishing strong with games of 246 and 216 to make the top 16 by just nine pins. He beat Grand Haven’s Jimmy Mitchell 203-188 and 183-165 in the first round but fell in the quarterfinals to Warren Mott’s Brad Delmarle 192-186 and 214- 176.
In the girls’ singles tournament, Montana Andrews finished 28th with a 1,088 total, Caity Cox totaled 1,024 and Tiara Watson 934.
Carman-Ainsworth also came close in Friday’s team tournament, placing 10th in the boys’ field with a 3,439 total, just seven pins out of the eighth and final qualifying berth for match play. The girls’ team was 12th with 2,916, only 77 pins out of the No. 8 spot.