FMCC bowlers place 14th at tourney

SCHENECTADY — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College bowling team competed in its first Boulevard Bowl College Classic on Saturday in Schenectady.

The Raiders finished 14th out of 15 teams.

“Yet again we struggled to make our spares and it cost us. If we would have made half of the spares we missed, we easily could have moved up another three or four slots,” FMCC coach Tom Rathbun said. “It’s still a work in progress and we will continue to try and improve in that one area.”

The tournament was set-up in three sections. Three games in the early round, three in the second round, and five Baker games to end the day. 

Newcomer Matt Frisch paced the Raiders in the early round with a high series of 586 and a high game of 221. Donavon Derenzo was second with a 522 series, and a high games of 193. Charlie Cusano was the only other 500 series with a 507 and a high of 186. Other high scores in the opening round were Damien Sullivan 221, Kendra Sweet 159, Daniel McCoy 144, and Shirley Glynn 143.

In the second round, Cusano had the high series of 535 and a high game of 197. Derenzo was next with a 514 and 202. Frisch was the only other 500 series with a 502 and a high game of 179.

Other high games were Sullivan, 204, Sweet 170, McCoy 146, and Glynn 127.

FMCC will compete in its final league match today when its travels to Hudson Valley Community College and bowls at Hilltop Lanes in Troy.