Sports Roundup

Barnegat Bowling Squads See Win Streaks End After Running Into Division’s Top Teams

Dec 13, 2017

The past week hasn’t exactly been an easy one for the Barnegat High School bowling squads. After grabbing some wins over Lakewood in their respective openers on Dec. 4, the Bengals’ boys and girls squads went up against two of the top teams in the Shore Conference South B division, and just like that their winning streaks were gone.

However, the boys did manage somewhat of a positive result against division-leading Manchester on Dec. 7, scoring a tie versus the Hawks during the second game of their three-game match. Ultimately, Manchester won the contest, 964-826, 891-891, 960-839.

David MacGillivray, who currently is second in the division with a 212.89 average, led the way for the Bengals (2.5-6.5), rolling games of 222, 256 and 205 for a 683 series, the top mark in the division so far this season. Matt Kulpa produced games of 223, 200 and 193 for a 616 series to assist, while Matt Charland registered games of 148, 162 and 155.

On Dec. 11, Lacey won a 3-0 match behind game victories of 893-798, 1,012-852 and 905-846. MacGillivray again led the Bengals, with a 599 series following games of 225, 192 and 182, while Kulpa followed with a 571 series on the strength of 208, 182 and 181 scores. Charland rolled a 198 in the second game, while Mike Pulig and Anthony Balas tossed high games of 175 and 174, respectively, in the third game.

For the girls’ squad, it was a rough two matches, as Lacey scored 801-711, 863-744 and 909-728 victories on Dec. 11, following Manchester’s 3-0 win on Dec. 7 behind games of 865-645, 746-697 and 880-739. Allanagh Dambroski led the Bengals (3-6) with a 541 series (189-195-157) and Amber Kantenwein rolled a 450 series (164-147-139) to help out against Lacey. Rebecca Bykow added a 163 in the third game. Against Manchester, Precious Anderson led the charge with games of 139, 197 and 175 for a 511 series.

As for the Southern Regional squads, the girls captured their first three wins of the season with a victory over Toms River East on Dec. 5, while the boys grabbed one of the three games from the Raiders. Unfortunately, the Rams ran into one of the best teams in the division on Dec. 8, falling to Toms River South, 3-0, on both the boys’ and girls’ lanes.

During games of 1,062-992, 1,026-971 and 1,044-957, the Southern boys (1-8) were led by Jack Hudson, who tallied game scores of 209, 235 and 245 for a 689 series, while Robert Petrozzino rolled games of 206, 213 and 223 for a 642 series. Steve Martin notched games of 244 and 190 during the first two games as well.

The girls (3-6) lost to the Indians by scores of 872-710, 842-754 and 861-673. Keara Cousins led the Rams with games of 159, 146 and 159 for a 464 series, while Mackenzie Olson rolled games of 134, 152 and 155 for a 441 series, and Skylar Calnan delivered with games of 165 and 144 during the first two games en route to a 438 series.

Southern Hockey Team
Bounces Back

Following an 0-3 start, the Southern Regional ice hockey team needed to get a couple of positive results soon to begin changing the dynamics of what could have turned out to be a really long season. And the Rams did just that, rebounding with a 1-1 tie against a solid Hunterdon Central crew on Dec. 8 before bouncing Central Regional, 5-1, in their first Shore Conference Class A South contest of the season.

While taking a 3-0, first period lead against the Golden Eagles on Dec. 11, Matt Flynn fired in a pair of goals and Hunter Bello added another within a 4:07 span during the second half of the period. Central trimmed the lead to two goals in the second period, but Joe Harper and Nolan Ruff found the back of the net during the third period to seal the Rams’ first win of the season. Goaltender Anthony Scalvino made 12 saves to help secure the victory. Paul Keyes had two assists.

Against Huntderon Central, Keyes delivered a short-handed goal with 9:59 left in the second period, minutes after Hunterdon Central grabbed the initial lead. Goalie Cam Conrad made 30 saves for the Rams, including a huge save on a breakaway late in the third period to help preserve the tie.

David Biggy

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