Girls Bowling: Plainfield North take second at Lady Bengal Invite
Updated: January 7, 2012 11:28PM
Plainfield North’s girls bowling team entered Saturday’s Lady Bengal Invite with its sights set on a top two finish.
With a powerful Andrew squad running away with the title, the Tigers were more than happy to be runners-up in the 16-team tournament at Oak Forest Bowl.
“Our goal coming into today was to finish second,” said Plainfield North’s Lauren Streba. “We’re ecstatic. We’re all very happy.”
The Tigers were locked in a tight battle with Bremen and Sandburg for second place throughout the afternoon session, but a 970 in Game 4 helped them pull away. The Tigers finished with a total six-game pinfall of 5,427. Andrew won with 5,743. Bremen (5,299) was third.
Streba finished seventh with a total of 1,138 to lead Plainfield North.
“I was playing outside on the lanes and it was working,” Streba said. “The way the lanes were today, if you played inside it hooked too much. I adjusted and I’m very happy with how I did.”
Taylor Wilmoth (12th, 1,111), Emily Batara (13th, 1,101) and Mackensey Fagan (30th, 1,026) also had strong contributions for the Tigers.
The top Joliet-area individual was Romeoville’s Nicole Jeffrey, who took fourth with a 1,154. The individual champion was Andrew’s Cassie Boat, who had a 1,363.
“Even coming in the top 10 at a tournament like this is so great,” Jeffrey said. “So to finish in the top five is even better. It’s really exciting. Our team was putting up a bunch of spares today and that helped us finish well.”
The Spartans took fifth as a team with a total pinfall of 5,138. Kaitlyn Maquera (29th, 1,027), Alexis Rocha (34th, 992) and Taylor Chazinski (35th, 986) backed Jeffrey.
Led by Anne Marie Schwahn (16th, 1,093) and Alyssa Barajas (25th, 1,033) Bolingbrook (5,040) took sixth.