champs Gabriel Siegel & Alex Harmon with Deo Benard, Robin Prioleau, Isaiah Sandoval, Kallista Fritts
Gabriel Siegel and Alex Harmon claimed JBT titles to wrap up the NM-TX Conference regular season in exciting action at Silva Lanes in Albuquerque.
Robin Prioleau began the scratch division stepladder finals with a 212-171 win over Ryan Perry, who like Robin squeezed into tomorrow's Invitational with the top-5 finish. The next match was the first all-female scratch finals match in quite a while, and Priloeau was up for it, beating Adel Wahner, part of the national championship Vanderbilt team, with a big 265-212 score. Daniel Hall then continued his hot run lately with a 197-180 win over Prioleau to get to the title game.
Top seed Gabriel Siegel dominated the day, almost shooting 800 for the first three and never looking back. The finals pair proved to be tricky for both bowlers though, as they struggled to get a good look. Hall had a chance with a tenth frame double, but a stubborn 7-pin stoop on his first shot. The 187-171 final result was good for the second JBT title of Siegel's career.
Yarelis Alvarez began the stepladder finals with a 217-188 win over Michael Jamael. In a battle between good friends, Kallista Fritts then stopped Alvarez in a 216-215 thriller. Scores went way up in the semifinal match, with Isaiah Sandoval outdeuling Fritts 252-234 to move on to the final.
Alex Harmon has been paying his dues and improving all year, and it all came together for him here as he grabbed the top seed. He stayed just as strong in the finale, defeating Sandoval 240-205 to earn his first career JBT title.
Prioleau's excellent day continued with appearances in both subdivision finals. She went 1-for-2 in those, beating Wahner again for the Priority Girls Scratch win, and falling to Deo Benard in the U17 event.
Thanks as always to the terrific team at Silva for hosting our Tour. The field is now set for the NM-TX Invitational, with $1,000 top prizes up for grabs to the qualifiers!
|Silva Lanes- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||M Garcia 290||Harmon 293|
|2||Siegel 282||Gauna 287|
|3||Benard 268||Naaz 272|
|4||Benard 265||Bennett 264|
|5||Prioleau 265||G Sandoval 264|
|Girls Scratch side event|
|U-17 scratch side event|
|4||M Garcia +38|
|5||W Davis +37|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,503|