December 5, 2021

Purple Tigers girls win, boys bow

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The Cortland High girls’ bowling team made it a perfect week with their third win in as many days Wednesday.

Cortland traveled to Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego and the girls came home with a 2-1 SCAC Empire Division win over the Buccaneers. They improve to 6-3 in the division and 9-3 overall.

The Cortland boys dropped a 3-0 decision to Oswego to fall to 2-7 in the division and 5-7 overall.

Cortland girls 2, Oswego 1: Cortland won the first two games. Game one was a 761-688 victory while game two was a much closer 796-784 win to clinch the match. Oswego took game three 813-716.

Calista Van Epps posted the high series in the match with her 585 after games of 182-222-181. Makayla Cotterill came through with her 505 series on scores of 165-199-141. Victoria Strobeck posted her 428 series on scores of 154-119-155. Jillian Riccardi recorded her 407 series after games of 150-134-123 and Autumn Wells rounded out the team with her 393 series on scores of 110-122-161.

McKenna Clary had the Oswego high series with her 516 series on scores of 144-140-232. Hailey Furlong rolled 456 on 138-170-148, Abigail Chamberlain had 432 on 145-145-142 and Mallory Upcraft 426 on 159-151-116.

“The girls are doing great,” Cortland coach Annette McMahon said. “They are challenging each other to improve and advising each other when they can. They are working like a team. They are quick to learn the alleys.”

Oswego boys 3, Cortland 0: Oswego took the all three games by scores of 971-788, 830-763 and 1,006-727.

Adam Minnard was the most consistent Purple Tiger and rolled the only complete series with his 498 on scores of 198-150-150.

“Adam had a good night on the lanes,” McMahon said. “David (Benjamin) and Koby (Davis) struggled to find their mark. Joe (Kane) went in for Koby and David wanted a chance to improve. After losing games one and two, it seemed like a good time to give Mike (Frederick), Corey (Smith) and Austin (Cotterill) some game time experience. We’ve got some good competition coming up and the starters need to get their best game going.”

Benjamin had games of 120 and 161 while Davis rolled a 131 game. Kane posted scores of 169 and 158. Jake Keep had scores of 170 and 169. Cody Wilk rolled games of 169 and 114. Frederick had a 158, Cotterill 129 and Smith 132.

Eric Carson set the standard for Oswego with his 691 series after games of 228-225-238. Kyle Rice posted his 614 series on scores of 233-146-235.

Cortland will four have another hectic week with four matches in four days starting Monday. The Purple Tigers will head to Strike ‘N Spare Lanes Monday to face Syracuse at 3:30 p.m. before a trip to Fulton Tuesday for a 3:45 p.m. match.