The Ellison Eagles defeated the Killeen Kangaroos 12-5 on Monday at Hallmark Lanes and assured themselves of a second-place finish in the district standings at 6-3.
Michael Gredler, Raiden Neely and Kalei Neves averaged 246, 229 and 204, respectively, to lead the Eagles to a 6-1 lead after match play. Then, the Eagles split the team games with the Kangaroos and took total pins.
Killeen’s Michael Bonnett, Jr. led all scorers with a 251 average.
With the loss, the Kangaroos fell to 4-5 in district play.
The Lady Eagles (7-2) will also finish second in district play after they rolled over the Lady Kangaroos 16-1.
Caitlin Schirripa and Mya LeValley led Ellison in scoring, while Ashley Christian led Killeen.
The Lady Kangaroos fell to 4-5 in district play.
Heights claims district titles
Harker Heights swept the Copperas Cove on Tuesday at Hallmark Lanes to clinch the district titles.
The Knights topped the Bulldawgs 17-0 behind a balanced attack, winning the district title for the fifth consecutive season. Isaac James led the scoring for Harker Heights (9-0), while Gavin Stutz led Copperas Cove (2-7).
The Lady Knights won their sixth consecutive district title by shutting out the Lady Bulldawgs.
Peyton Heidtbrink averaged 201 to lead Harker Heights (9-0).
Cassie Behar topped the scoring for the Lady Bulldawgs, who fell to 0-9
Shoemaker Splits With MCA
Shoemaker split its matches with Memorial Christian on Wednesday at Hallmark Lanes.
The Grey Wolves blanked the Warriors 17-0 behind Peter Palomo (213 average), Davion Redman (207 average) and DayShaun Young (202 average).
With the win, the Grey Wolves improved to 6-3 and assured themselves of the final playoff spot for regional tournament.
Alex Chambers led the scoring for Memorial Christian (0-9).
The Lady Warriors upset the Lady Grey Wolves 11-6 to keep their faint playoff hopes alive.
Marlenie Menjivar and Ashlie Mills led Memorial to a 3-4 lead after match play, and it took 3 of 4 team games for the win.
The Lady Warriors improved to 3-6 in district play, while Shoemaker fell to 4-5.