Unbeaten Bowlers Fall to Brother Martin
Although the Jesuit Bowling team might have faced their first defeat out on the lanes this season, they were not defeated in spirit. The “Gizzard” showed up in full force Thursday night, Feb. 14, to cheer on the Blue Jays against the Brother Martin Crusaders, and they did not disappoint. Each strike and spare was met with a boisterious applause, while each missed pin was met with rallies of encouragement. By the end of the match it was hard to tell that the Jays had lost because the overwhelming support had everyone smiling.
The Blue Jays fought hard agaisnt the Crusaders with five out of the six bowlers scoring above 200 in the first game. Even with high marks, pre-freshman William Adams was the only Jesuit bowler to best his opponet’s score, 224 to 182, and nab a point for Jesuit. Not discourgaged Jesuit turned up the heat in game two, winning four of the six match-ups. Freshman Luke Wood and Adams led the team with a 223 game each. Seniors Adam Francis and Alex O’Neil followed closely hitting a 212 and 210, respectively. By the end of the second game the Jays only trailed the Crusaders by 167 pin with an over-all match score of 5-11.
Though the Jays saw two victorious bowlers in the final game, Francis with a 234 and sophomore Ben Hunn with a 219, and it wasn’t enough to clinch the win. Brother Martin edged out Jesuit for not only that game’s pin total bonus points, but also those for overall total. The Crusader topped Jesuit by 242 pins for a total score of 20 to Jesuit’s 7.
Through the Lens…
By the Numbers…
Each bowling match consists of three games. Each game consists of six bowlers from the home team (H1–H6) and visiting team (V1–V6) competing head-to-head with one opponent of the opposing team—H1 vs. V1, H2 vs. V2, etc. The bowler with the highest score out of the head-to-head match-up earns 1 point for their team out of a possible 6 points. Total team scores (or total pins earned by the six bowlers) also contributes to the game score with the highest earning team claiming an extra 2 points for a possible 8-point maximum at the end of each game. The scores of all three games (24-point maximum) contribute to the over-all match score with the added factor of 3 bonus points awarded to the team with the highest pins earned, resulting in a possible 27 points for match total.
Match & Game Scores (* indicates game won)
|FINAL MATCH SCORE||–||–||–||7||FINAL MATCH SCORE||–||–||–||20|
|NAME||GAME 1||GAME 2||GAME 3||PTS EARNED||OPPONENT||GAME 1||GAME 2||GAME 3||PTS EARNED|
|V1 – William Adams
|V2 – Luke Wood
|V3 – Adam Francis
|V4 – Alex O’Neil
|V5 – Ben Hunn
|V6 – Jake Stiegler
|TEAM TOTALS||1203||1192||1144||7||TEAM TOTALS||1351||1211||1219||11|
|GAME BONUS PTS||0||0||0||0||GAME BONUS PTS||2||2||2||6|
|MATCH BONUS PTS||–||–||–||0||MATCH BONUS PTS||–||–||–||3|
Player Match Stats
|ROSTER||AVERAGE SCORE||TOTAL MATCH SERIES|
On the Horizon…
The Jays square off with Pearl River on Monday, Feb. 18 at 3:20 p.m. at AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner.