The Shenandoah Mustangs completed an unbeaten run through the Hawkeye 10 Conference with a 20-pin road win over Lewis Central, Monday, Feb. 10.
The Mustangs scored a pin count of 2,728. The Fillies ended with a 2,004 losing to Lewis Central’s 2,418.
Devin Morelock led the Mustangs with a high game of 245 and high series of 434. Lewis Central’s Zach McDaniel was second, 46 pins behind Morelock for the top series.
Shenandoah led by 18 pins after the two individual games, and extended the lead to 58 after four Baker games. The extension of the lead ended up being critical when the Mustangs managed just a 157 in the final Baker game, holding off Lewis Central’s 195.
Morelock’s score of 434 was 89 pins better than anyone else for the Mustangs. Zander Steiner was next for the Mustangs with a 345, followed closely by Zayne Zwickel’s 342. Zwickel’s second game of 205 was the only other Mustang individual game above 200. Shenandoah’s scoring was capped by a 314 from Wyatt Aufdenberg and a 309 from Treye Herr. Payton Stephens added a 280.
The Mustangs opened the Baker series with a 223, which ended as their best.
Alyssa Dukes led the Fillies with a high game of 177 and high series of 293.Lewis Central’s Audrianna DeLong took top honors overall with a 189 and 346.
Bailey Maher and Natalie Gilbert both shot a 263 to tie for Shenandoah’s second best score. Ciara Schierkolk added a 251 and Emma Herr a 236. Ireland Palmer was the final score for the Fillies with a 232.
The Fillies were just shy of 150 on three different Baker games, led by a 149 opener.
The Mustangs and Fillies travel back to Thunderbowl in Council Bluffs, Friday, Feb. 14 for the Hawkeye 10 Conference Tournament, and then again Tuesday, Feb. 18 for a Class 1A state qualifying tournament.