Bowling Continues Winning Ways

Shayla Staves and Allie Borst prepare for action at Perry Lanes.
Shayla Staves and Allie Borst prepare for action at Perry Lanes.
The FMCC Men and Women's bowling teams continued their winning ways on Friday as the traveled to Ilion to compete in the second of three Conference matches. 
The men posted an impressive team total of 3,065 in the first match, but were bested by HVCC and ACC. They still managed to grab three points towards their season total.  Freshman, Ethan Hadcock paced the Raiders with a three game total of 633, followed closely by Bryan Green who posted a 631. Captain, Richard Taylor also posted a 600 series.  Other high games for FM was Hunter Meher with a 255, Andy Sitterly 222, Zach Rinehart 214, Brandon King 198, and Brandon Little with a 181. 
In the second match, the men upped their game and improved their team total to 3152. That score was good enough to grab four of a possible five points, only losing to HVCC. In this match, Richard Taylor would pace FM with a three game total of 661, his high triple of the year.  Ethan Hadcock continued his hot start with a total of 635 triple. Other 600 series were posted by Bryan Green with a 627, and Andy Sitterly rolling a 608. High games were Hunter Meher 239, Brandon Little 222, and Brandon King rolling a 162. The Raiders now hold a three point lead over HVCC and a four point lead against ACC in Mountain Valley Conference play. 
The Lady Raiders grabbed all six available points as they put a two point lead over SCCC. Captain, Makayla Williams lead all the women with a three game total of 604. Shayla Staves, who was recently named Raider Athlete of the Month, posted the second highest triple with a 535 total. Angelique LaFreniere returned to form with a triple of 521. Also posting a 500 series was Rebecca Van Deusen, rolling a 506. Allie Borst rolled a high game of 149.
In the second match of the day, Makayla once again paced FM with a 534 total. Other high scores were Allie Borst 176, Rebecca Van Deusen 175, Angelique LaFreniere 173, and Shayla Staves 151. 
"I was very satisfied with the results today. The men gave up some ground to HVCC in the standings, but while we bowled well, on this day they bowled a little better. That happens from time to time but our bowlers continued to try hard to the end. The women put a little distance between them and SCCC. Both teams have an opportunity to capture their first Conference title at HVCC on February 12. That will be the final Conference match and we'll be ready", commented Head Coach Tom Rathbun.
Current League Standing are as follows:
Men:   FMCC  17-3, HVCC 14-6, ACC 13-7, HERKIMER  7-13, MVCC 6-14 SCCC 3-1
Women:  FMCC 11-1    SCCC 9-3   HERKIMER 2-10   MVCC 2-10

The Raiders will be at Hilltop Bowl in Troy on February 12, first match begins at 1:00 P.M.