DAVENPORT — A change of venue did not change the fortunes for the Central DeWitt boys and girls bowling teams.
Facing Pleasant Valley for a second time this season, this time at Big River Bowling, the Sabers repeated the sweep they earned at their own lanes in December.
The Central DeWitt victories were tighter for both teams with just 105 pins separating the girls (2,417-2,312) and only 56 pins separating the boys (2,812-2,756).
The Sabers boys built 76-pin lead in the opening round, thanks to producing the two highest series.
Eli Haack led the way. The sophomore bowled a team-best 201 in game one and then was even better in game with a 233 — again a team high — to finish with a 434 series.
Will Vanderbilt bowled his own strong second game, a 226, and combined that with a 184 in the first game for a 410 series.
Lane Walker chipped in a 343 series, that included a 195 in game two, while just 17 pins separated the series of Corey McAleer (180-146-326), Xander Gibson (161-157-318) and Kaden Dammeier (159-150-309).
The Sabers added to their lead by bowling 210 and 239 in their first two Baker games and then withstood a late Spartans push (Pleasant Valley scored 233 and 222 in its final two Baker games) to clinch the victory.
Central DeWitt produced the top series in the girls meet as well as sophomore Jena Edwards combined a 178 with a 184 for a 362 series.
Senior Kimberly Hendricks bowled a team-best 200 in game two and chipped in a 333 series, while fellow senior Eve Schmitt followed up a 174 with a 153 for a 327.
Alyssa Weigandt also broke 300 with a 307 series, while Alyssa Lampe added a 295 and Ashli Bossom a 251.
The Sabers led by 154 pins before the second round, but Pleasant Valley ate into that lead by posting the higher score in four of the five Baker games.
The girls led the way in Saturday’s road dual with Davenport North, bowling their highest score of the season in a 2,552-2,449 victory.
The Sabers picked up a big 400 series from Schmitt, highlighted by a 222 in game two. The senior added a 178 in game one.
Three of her teammates finished close together with Lampe bowling a 343 series, Hendricks a 332 series and Edwards a 330 series. All three Sabers were at their best early with game one totals of 184, 172 and 176, respectively.
Weigandt just missed her own 300 series with a 298 that included a 171 in game two, while Mairead Willimack capped things off with a 268.
This time, Central DeWitt added to its lead in the Baker game, topping the Wildcats by 41 pins, highlighted by a 221 in the fifth game.
Powered by three different 400 series, the North boys made it a split with a 3,210-2,652 victory.
The Sabers were very balanced with just 39 pins separating all six of their bowlers.
Haack again led the way, bowling a 212 in game two of his 368 series.
Dammeier had his own big second game — a 198 — and finished just four pins back with a 364. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, had the Sabers’ top first game score, a 210, and added a 140 for a 350.
Gibson bowled a 183 in game one of his 343 series, while McAleer had an extremely balanced (166-165) 331 series and Walker capped things off with a 350.
The Sabers broke 200 in their second Baker game and added a 192 in game three, but it was not enough to reel in the Wildcats, who produced their highest score of the season.