McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

December 17, 2012

Bowling Bulletin: High Flush wins Men’s First Half

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — Your weekly update of bowling league action at Great Balls of Fire in McAlester. Data submitted by league coordinator Rita Sanders before league action on Wednesday.

With identical 43-17 records and a five-point lead over third place Alley Katz, only Beer Money or High Flush could win the first half of the Monday Men’s League season in Monday’s position round at Great Balls of Fire in McAlester.

With a 3-1 victory, High Flush claimed that honor.

“When we’re bowling a better team, we step up to their level,” High Flush member Chris Morris said. “There were 10 good bowlers there that night.”

Thanks to five scores over 200 pins, Beer Money edged High Flush by just two pins in the first game. But getting a boost from James Williams, who bowled a pre-handicap 124 in Game 1 but a 192 in Game 2, High Flush came back to win the second game by 30 pins.

With Beer Money’s much higher total number of pins this season, High Flush couldn’t split the night 2-2. Needing a Game 3 win that would’ve also won the night’s battle for total score, captain and leadoff-bowler Jeff Wimberley bowled a 246 and closer Jeff Hatridge bowled a 257 to help High Flush win the third game, 1,133-1,034.

“We were excited,” Morris said. “We were in the same situation, we had to come out last year and win one game to win it, and we couldn’t do it.”

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