Oxford bowled over by Dragons
January 19, 2011 - Lake Orion's experienced bowlers rolled right through Oxford's varsity boys and girls teams in their match on Thursday, Jan. 13.
On the girls side, Lake Orion defeated Oxford 157-136 in game one of baker and 155-141 in game two.
Oxford was able to salvage a couple of points in head-to-head matches thanks to junior Colleen Walters and sophomore Caitlyn Wroblewski's victories over their opponents in their two matches.
After a slow start to the first baker game, the boys responded with a 232-193 win in game two. They still found themselves trailing 6-4 after the baker round.
Then Lake Orion took over in head-to-head play, limiting Oxford to only four match victories in the two head-to-head games. Senior Brandon Barber had victories with 195 and 184, while junior Mitch Guzanek captured his match by bowling a 224 and junior Brandon Hurlburt won with a 202.
In action earlier in the week, the Wildcats were able to take down Troy on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
The girls won 21-9, while the boys were victorious by a 27-3 margin.
Junior Alex Logan's strike in the seventh frame, senior Aylssa Hurtado's strike in the eighth and junior Heather Lafnear's two strikes in the tenth frame propelled the girls to a 159-141 win in the first baker game.
Walters and Lafnear stepped it up again in baker game two, throwing strikes in the final two frames to win 159-142.
They wrapped up the victory by winning four matches in the first game of head-to-head play. Winning points were Wroblewski, Logan, Walters and Lafnear.
The boy's took control early in the baker games and never looked back. They won 148-121 in game one and won 204-141 in game two.
They continued to bowl well in head-to-head play, winning four of five matches to take the victory. Winning in match one were Barber, junior William Logan, freshman Kyle Woody and Guzanek.
Game two winners included Barber, freshman Jason Petty and Hurlburt.
The girls are now 3-1 in OAA play, while the boys fall to 2-2.
Andrew Moser is a staff writer for the Oxford Leader.