champs Solomon Salama & Aislinn Lubag with TJ Rock, Samantha Conti, Leanna Orlando
Two Californians continued outstanding seasons with big wins in JBT Mojave Conference action at the South Point Bowling Plaza.
All-Conference points leader Harley Sweigart had to pull a Houdini act just to make the cut (268 game 5), and again to make the ladder (279 game 8), and then took advantage with a brilliant climb up the ladder, starting with a 237-156 win over Zack Long. Harley then squeezed by 22-223, and then in a terrific match from both players, came back against all-time titles leader Cortez Schenck 247-246 to advance.
Whatever records Cortez has set and Harley is challenging, top seed Solomon Salama has every chance to smash them all. He has had trouble getting by Harley though, including being swept in title matches by him the week before in Lakewood. However, Solomon loves the Plaza, having won Main Event here in December, and he avenged last week's losses with a big 269-227 win, becoming the 42nd bowler in our history to earn 10 JBT titles- wow!
Leanna Orlando was busy simultaneously climbing the handicap stepladder, beginning with a 196-185 win over Zach Greim. Orlando then stopped Hillari Hampton 202-178, and followed with a 193-179 victory over Noel Gregorich to reach the title game.
Aislinn Lubag has already won two titles before turning ten years old, and was fantastic all day here trying to win a third. In a close game, she was able to do exactly that, holding off Orlando 217-207 for JBT title #3 in her young career. It was the first for her bear though.
Samantha Conti continued her success in the Priority Girls Scratch subdividion, with a 187-163 win over Orlando in that event. U17 was taken by TJ Rock, who in an entertaining match just squeezed by Salama 217-215.
Thanks as always to the crew at South Point for a great job hosting our Tour in this amazing facility. Want in on all this fun? Just check out our schedule and come on down!
|South Point- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Schenck 297||C Robbins 265|
|2||Sweigart 279||N Gregorich 261|
|3||Salama 269||A Lubag 261|
|4||Sweigart 268||A Lubag 254|
|5||Salama 268||N Gregorich 249|
|2||L Orlando -47|
|1||Schenck +176||A Lubag +119|
|2||Salama +145||N Gregorich +94|
|3||Cardines +114||L Orlando +73|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,915|