The West Delaware girls’ bowling team finished sixth in the Louisa-Muscatine Tournament, Dec. 19, with senior Madi Shontz leading the way, placing 10th individually.
Shontz led the Hawks with a 388 series, with games of 178 and 210. Kyleigh Marsden was next with games of 167 and 176 for a 343 series. Kaley Pettlon went 144-154 (298), Lydia Heims 126-152 (278), Alexus Riley 140-127 (267) and Brooklyn Lambson 152-105 (257).
The Hawks rolled 1,574 before adding 883 in the Baker round for a 2,457 total.
Camanche won the team title with 2,960 pins, edging out Keokuk with 2,938. Next came Louisa-Muscatine (2,839), Vinton-Shellsburg (2,622), Independence (2,510), West Delaware and Maquoketa (2,438), Central DeWitt (2,272), Durant (2,135), Mount Pleasant (2,027) and Bloomfield, Davis County (1,928.
West Delaware coach Susan Morris said the tournament is a good test for her team. “This is a nice tournament with several very good teams. We didn’t handle the shot quite as well as we had hoped in individual play, but we were pleased with Madi Shontz placing 10th. The team did well in the Bakers round, averaging 179. Madi anchored the group with 11 out of 15 fills with nine strikes. We always benefit from competing in tournaments like this. It gives us a preview of the type of competition we will see in February and the push to continue to improve.”