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Lady Wildcats take O-K Gold-Green bowling opener

The Wayland girls’ varsity bowling team launched its O-K Gold-Green Conference bowling season Monday with a resounding 22-8 victory over Grand Rapids Christian at Park Center Lanes in Grand Rapids.

The Lady Wildcats started slowly in the two Baker matches, with a
111+158=269, but earned six of the 10 points.

Amber Beggs bounced back from a tough injury to her thumb in tourney play Saturday. She bowled leadoff tonight in individuals with scores of 124+115=239.

“This may not seem like much,” senior co-captain Marissa Bruisslot said, “but after a difficult Saturday of bowling, she never once resorted to giving up.”
Senior anchor Sydney Urben bowled very well with leading scores of
202+193=395, which helped her snag both of her points. Junior Mackenzie Banas also scored both of her points with 174+146=320.
Bruinsslot got one of her points with 128+167=295. Senior Jessica Henderson also gained one of her points with
128+124=252.

“The lane conditions were different than what we are used to, but the feeling of defeat from Saturday was enough to spark a fire of motivation tonight,” Bruinsslot declared.

Wayland also won 8 points for the winning total for both games with a 756, and 745.

“These lady ‘Cats are a group of girls everyone should be proud of,” the co-captained said. “They don’t like to lose. They don’t like to give up. They took Saturday and turned it into a learning moment… We’ve got a lot of girls who know how to set their minds toward the win and accomplish it.”

The Lady Wildcats bowl next Wednesday against arch-rival South Christian.

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