FMCC bowlers roll high series

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College bowling teams competed in a pair of matches over the weekend.

Friday the Raiders competed in league matches at Pin-O-Rama lanes in Utica.

In the early match the women’s team finished third. The Lady Raiders were paced by captains. Makayla Williams who had a high game of 247 and a series of 633 while co-captain Kendra Sweet had a career-high 217-601 series. Other high games for FMCC were Shea Weaver 184, Ally Colp 180, Shayla Staves 155, and Angel LaFreniere 143.

The ladies didn’t fare quite as well in the second three-game match, finishing fifth.

Weaver paced the Lady Raiders with a career-high 631 series. Colp posted a high game of 201.

The Raiders posted some of their best scores of the season and finished third in both events.

Freshman Bryan Green had a monster day with single scores in the first match of 257, 246, and 224 for a season-high triple of 727.

Co-captain Charlie Cusano posted a 265-664 triple. Other high singles were Brandon Little 218, Richard Taylor 213, Robert Ward 170 and David Servello 162.

Ward paced the Raiders in the second round with a high triple of 258-675. Taylor finished with a 222-633 triple, while Little had a 214-599 series.

Saturday the Raiders traveled to Fishkill to compete in the Westchester CC Shootout.

It was decided to take one mixed team, which meant two of the women competed against the men.

FMCC finsihed sixth out of 16 for the day.

“We were in fourth place most of the day but in the last full game before both Penn St. and Cornell went ahead of us,” FMCC coach Tom Rathbun said. ” Initially I was a little disappointed but our kids essentially bowled 14 games in a 24 hour period and that is a lot. I think we got a little tired at the end. It was a busy 24 hours but I think our kids benefited from the experience. Additionally, three teams from our Mountain Valley Conference finished in the top 6. No other conference had two teams in the top 10. That speaks to just how competitive our conference is.”

The Raiders will compete Saturday at Boulevard Lanes in Schenectady at the Royals Classic.