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MHS bowling teams pinned at Ottumwa

OTTUMWA — The Marshalltown bowling teams both fell to Ottumwa on the road on Thursday night.

The Bobcat boys took just their second loss of the season by losing to the Bulldogs, 3,307-3,160.

It was an even night of scoring for the MHS boys, Ray Wiegand had a 452 in his individual series to lead the way, followed by Kamrin Chizek with a 450, Lucas Kramer’s 443, Logan Proffitt with a 442 and Carson Potter with a 432.

In the Baker games, the Bobcats went 180, 201, 204, 184 and 172.

Marshalltown head bowling coach DJ Wilder said his guys had a fine night on the lanes, but Ottumwa was just better.

“A 3,160 on the road is a great score, Ottumwa is a very talented team that does enough of the small things well, leading to them shooting 250 pins over their average,” Wilder said. “You can’t lay defense in bowling, all you can do is match the other team shot for shot, tonight we were not able to do that as well.”

On the girls side, the Bobcats had their best score of the year, but the Bulldogs topped it, 2,971-2,437.

Kylee Witt had a 367 to lead the way, followed by Emily Diggins with a 343, Sydney Dannen with a 331, Hannah Silfer’s 322 and Ashly Wiegand’s 314.

The Marshalltown girls went 175, 191, 156, 116 and 122 in the Baker games.

Once again, Wilder said his girls rolled the ball well but the Bulldogs were just on fire.

“Take nothing away from Ottumwa, excellent bowlers and coaching staff,” he said. “I’m proud of our team and girls. We shot 150 pins higher than any other time this season, and did that on the road. We’re starting to peak at the right time, looking forward to senior night and the post season to continue to build on.”

The Bobcats will be back at Wayward Social on Thursday for their final home dual of the season against Southeast Polk, starting at 3:45 p.m.