The Napoleon bowling teams faced off in a pair of key Northern Lakes League bowling matches Monday at River City Bowl-A-Way, with the girls beating Bowling Green 2436-2293 to move two games up in the standings and the boys falling 2591-2357 to the Bobcats, slipping one game back in the standings.
In girls action, Spencer Schwaiger led the Lady Cats with a 417 series, while Jalin Ruple added a 406 and Heather McMahan a 397.
Lily Gubernath rolled a 275 in game one for her lone game on the scorecard, while Abigail Detmer contributed a pair of 180 games to finish with a 360 set. Ella Fox rolled a 159 to round out the scoring for Napoleon.
Kelly Miller led the Lady Bobcats with a 452 series, rolling a 240 in game one, while Linda Alfaro’s 231 paced a 408 series. Jenna Kirian added a 358 series, while Tyler Pacheco added a 352 and Mia Herrera a 271 to round out the scoring for Bowling Green.
The Lady Cats led 1866-1841 heading into Baker play, nearly losing the lead after BG won game one 172-153.
Napoleon responded with a 199-145 win in game two and a 218-135 win in game three that allowed the Lady Cats to pull away.
In boys action, Colin Fahy led all bowlers with a 498 series, including a 288 in game one, while James Alfaro averaged a 235 across two games for a 470 series.
Clayton Genson added a 418 for Bowling Green, which also got a 320 series from Dillon Smalls. Miguel Lorenzen (173) and Brandon Knell (156) rounded out the scoring for the Bobcats.
The Cats were led by Levi Anderson’s 403 series. Anderson rolled a 222 in game three, while Jacob Hull added a 390 series and Ashton Kiessling a 377.
Elijah Wolf contributed a 356 series, while James Gerken (161) and Anthony Steward (159) each contributed one-game scores.
Bowling Green led 2035-1846 after match play and took Baker games one (210-169) and three (214-2014) to seal the win. The Cats claimed Baker game two 138-132.
The loss drops Napoleon one game back of the Bobcats, who came into the match tied for the league lead with the Cats.
Napoleon travels to face Maumee Thursday at Fallen Timbers.