MIRA MESA LANES
champs Harley Sweigart & Hailey Shepherd; Megan Carpenter, Emily Cheesman
Harley Sweigart and Hailey Shepherd had parallel dream days, capturing JBT titles in terrific Southern California Conference action at Mira Mesa Lanes in San Diego.
Kyle Gilbert began the scratch division stepladder finals with a 216-194 win over Megan Carpenter. Ryan Perry then stopped Gilbert 211-180. Perry then got by Ryan Lee 218-181 to set up the title match.
Top seed Harley Sweigart had been brilliant all day, including a perfect 300 in the last game to consolidate the top spot, but he must have been wary to see Perry, who has won all three of his scratch titles against him. However, Sweigart showed no signs of those past troubles this time, defeating Ryan 226-193. The win is the 37th of his JBT career, moving him past BJ Baker for 5th place, and high lefthander, on the all-time JBT title list!
Dante Villa squeaked by round one of the handicap finals with a 227-223 win over newcomer Angelina Wallin. Villa was good again in round two, beating Braeden Phillips 238-203. Emily Cheesman, who already had a thrilling day with a 298 game in qualifying, then beat Villa 193-184, to set up the title game.
Top seed Hailey Shepherd, just like fellow "H.S." Harley, blasted a 300 game in the final semifinal game, a thrill for hear and the crowd and first female 300 game in JBT competition in a long time. It also jumped her past her friend Emily for the top spot (+471 to +425!!!). Both girls bowler well in the final, but it was Shepherd coming up with the 253-226 win for her first career JBT title.
Sweigart and SHepherd really cashed in with the perfectos, earning $100 each from Priority Girl and splitting the $400 MSC rolling jackpot, in addition to all the usual 300 game goodies, pushing them both past the $500 earnings mark on the day!
Carpenter's excellent day finished with a win over Cheesman for the Priority Girls Scratch subdivision win.
Big thanks as always to the team at Mira Mesa for hosting us- want in on all this fun and action for all ages and averages? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|Mira Mesa- final results and scholarship winners|
|14||Justin Phillips Jr||$59|
|29||AJ Ancheta III|
|47||Theo De La Cruz|
|1||Sweigart 300||Shepherd 340|
|2||Schanen 286||Cheesman 340|
|3||G Lee 280||Z Greim 304|
|4||R Perry 279||Shepherd 296|
|5||Reed, Meg Carp. 269||Cheesman 289|
|1||Meg Carpenter +190*|
|1||Meg. Carpenter +190||Cheesman +331|
|2||Gilbert +185||Shepherd +274|
|3||Sweigart +143||D Villa +238|
|2||Z Greim +147|
|5||C Robbins +59|
|4||Meg. Carpenter||D Villa|
|Total Awarded This Event: $2,525|