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Saber bowlers bring home wins at Western Dubuque, Camanche
|Central seniors Lucas Perdieu (left) and Allen Mumm produced the two highest series during the Camanche Invitational|
By Ross Eberhart
Both halves of the Central bowling program had an opportunity to shine during a pair of weekend competitions.
In a Friday dual with Western Dubuque, it was the Saber girls who took the spotlight as they knocked off the hosting Bobcats by 80 pins.
The Saber boys nearly came up with a big victory of their own against Western Dubuque's two-time defending state champion boys team, but a rally in the baker rotation came up just 22 pins short.
Central, though, bounced back in a big way a day later at the Camanche Invitational, winning their fourth tournament of the year (the Sabers are perfect in invitationals this year) with a 3,258 - 117 pins better than the hosting Indians.
Despite being affected by illness (one bowler missed the meet and another was hampered during the competition), the Saber girls added a second-place finish at the meet with a 2,550 (Camanche won the meet with a 2,781).
The Saber boys led the entire way at the Camanche Invitational as they posted the tops scores in both round one and round two.
Leading the way for Central were seniors Lucas Perdieu and Allen Mumm, who posted the best two series of the invitational.
Both bowlers piled up 257 pins in the second game of the meet with Perdieu adding a 243 in game one for a 500 series, and Mumm tacking on a 237 in his first game for a 494.
Also breaking 400 for the Sabers were fellow seniors Alby Saliu and Mitch Scott.
Saliu started his day with a 216 and followed it up with a 206 for a 422, while Scott was just seven pins back as he bowled a 211 in game one and followed it up with a 204 for a 415.
Derek Fox followed up a 181 in game one with a 204 in game two for a 385 with Karson Smith rounding things out with a (206-176) 382.
Up by 28 pins after round one, the Sabers wrapped up another invitational title by scoring 42 pins higher than anyone else in the baker rotation (Central averaged a 208 for their five games, a number that was surpassed just four times by the rest of the teams combined).
The Central girls also produced the top individual in their portion of the meet as Shelby Carrier topped the rest of the field by 75 pins with her series of 491 (Carrier's series would have been third-best in the boys meet as well).
Carrier started her day with a 236 in game one and added an even-better total of 255 in game two for her 491.
Joining Carrier in the 400s was Erica Miller-Lee, who started her day with a 173 and added a 231 for a 404.
Bailey Walker bowled a 229 in game one and added a 112 in game two for a 341, while Katie Burken had a consistent day with a 131 and a 135 for a 266.
Veronica Weigandt chipped in a (116-129) 245 with Abbi Coble wrapping things up with a (122-119) 241.
The Sabers trailed Camanche by just 32 pins after round one, but the Indians had a huge baker rotation (they were the only team to produce a 200 game, and they did it three times) to bring home the win.
Carrier was the one leading the Central girls in their dual meet with Western Dubuque, as she was the only bowler to have a 400 series.
The sophomore bowled a meet-best 223 in game one and added a 177 in game two to finish right at 400.
Miller-Lee added a (152-180) 332 for the Sabers with Walker finishing just four pins behind her with a (169-159) 328.
Weigandt also reached 300 as she posted nearly identical scores of 158 and 160 for a 318, while Burken finished things off with a (122-144) 266.
Central held a 31-pin lead over the Bobcats and that number grew all the way to 119 after two games of the baker rotation (the Sabers' highlight was a 223 in game two).
Western Dubuque ended up winning games three and five of the rotation, but Central finished 49 pins over the Bobcats in round two to create a final score of 2,523-2,443.
The Saber boys, meanwhile, got another huge night from Perdieu, who bowled his season-best series of the season with a 512.
The senior started his day with a season-high score of 276 in round one and then added a 236 in game two to finish off the big series.
Mumm had a strong game one as well with a 247 before adding a 180 for a 427 series.
Saliu chipped in a (167-223) 390 for the Sabers, while Fox and Scott finished just four pins apart with scores of (155-214) 369 and (211-154) 365, respectively, and Smith finished things off with a (190-149) 339.
Even with Perdieu's big series, Central still trailed 2,133-2,063 through round one of the dual.
The Sabers cut into their 70-pin deficit with a 189-151 advantage in game one of the baker rotation, but Western Dubuque took games two and three to push the lead to 93.
Central responded with a 34-pin victory in game four and another victory in game five (this one by 37), but it was not enough to make up the full deficit as the Bobcats (who lead the state in scoring average) held on for the victory.
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