LinnMar provided little trouble for the Western Dubuque bowling teams, Jan. 8, at Cobra Lanes.
The girls won 2,909 to 2,665 after posting a first-round advantage of 1,915 to 1,745. They padded the margin with baker scores of 182, 182, 231, 211 and 188 for a 994 total. Linn Mar settled for 920.
Lanie Konzen blew away all opposition with a 503 series (253-249). Sara Horsfield was next with 394 (202-192), followed by Cece Daly 357 (200-157), Hannah Kluesner 335 (209-126) and Kirsten Butcher 327 (146-181). Sam Neuses rolled a non-counting 285 (143-142).
Coach Larry Knipper was pleased with the results.
“Not only did we win, we beat our season average of 2687 by a ton, but then we must bring out the best in our opponents because they did the same thing. Lainie blew everybody away. I told her she was over-throwing and to relax a bit and let it come to her. She did that and wow, did it work. The girls executed very well as a team and converted a lot of corners. We did get a lot of splits though and have to work on that.”
The boys followed suit with an overpowering 3,022 to 2,704 win. They used a big baker series after leading the first round 2,006 to 1,857. They compiled baker scores of 201, 225, 215, 178 and 147 for a 1,016, topping Linn Mar’s 847.
Jacob Butcher led totals with 423 (248-175), followed by Nolan Vaske 412 (214-198), Nick Sweeney 403 (173-203), Jude Ludwig 400 (173-227) and Alec Naderman 368 (156-212). Ben Heiberger did not count with his 349 (167-182).
Coach Grant Kramer added, “The boys did a great job, especially coming back from a long holiday break. Overall our 3,022 is right around our average but there’s always room to grow. It was nice to see them do the little things right. This will translate down the stretch when we need it most, at substate and state. We are already looking forward to our next meet, Jan. 12, with Cedar Rapids Washington.”