Lydia Heims rolled a 417 series and West Delaware had three bowlers roll 300 series as the Hawks downed Independence, 2,368-2,270 at Cadillac Lanes, Jan. 7. The following day, the Hawks placed eighth at the Louisa-Muscatine Invitational.

Heims rolled games of 240 and 177. Next was Alexus Riley, 164-181 (345), Katelyn Scott, 187-148 (335), Mia Cuevas, 191-102 (293) and Jasmine Ibarra, 112-161 (273). Amelia Schnieders rolled 112-135 (247).

The Hawks led 1,663-1,481 heading into the baker round.

“It was nice to see three bowlers have a series over 300,” coach Sue Morris said. “We would have liked to have bowled a little better in the baker play, but are real pleased that we came away with our highest team score of the year. We need to keep improving, especially in our baker play.”

At Muscatine, the Hawks scored 2,329, finishing eighth. Camanche was meet winner with 2,874, followed by Vinton-Shellsburg with 2,574 and Louisa-Muscatine 2,696. Next came Central DeWitt (2,642), Davenport Central (2,575), Mount Pleasant (2,426), Maquoketa (2,339), West Delaware, Independence (2,296), Pleasant Valley (2,159), North Scott (2,077), Davis County (2,064), Durant (1,830), West Burlington (1,706) and Washington (525).

“The format for this tournament is similar to the new state format,” Morris said. “This was the first time we bowled 15 baker games. We averaged 155.27 for the afternoon. But we need to do better, which means understanding the lane changes and picking up spares.”