Boys Bowling: Rochelle handed nonconference loss at Mendota

Powell throws team-high 562 series in 3,416-3,083 defeat

MENDOTA — The Rochelle Hub varsity bowling team faced Mendota on the road Tuesday evening, falling 3,416-3,083 in nonconference action. Freshman Andrew Powell rolled a team-high 562 series score for the Hubs (2-4, 1-2 Interstate 8), while junior Sam Tracey added a 540 series score and junior Christian Thorne followed with a 512 series score in the meet.

Mendota took the early lead in the match, winning the first game 1,126-1,077 behind 232 from Landen Bauer and 210 from Clay Buffington. Tracey fired a 203 to lead the Hubs in the first game, while junior Jonathan Alanis threw a 183 and Thorne finished with a 180.

The Trojans took the second game 1,119-1,032 to extend their lead in the series. Alex Holland rolled a 237 and Bauer followed with a 220 on the Mendota side, while Powell threw a 184, Thorne fired a 186 and Tracey bowled a 178 for the Hubs during the second game.

Mendota clinched the sweep with a 1,171-974 victory in the third game. Bauer scored a 268 to end the evening with a match-best 720 series and Powell rolled a 200 to cap off his series score for Rochelle. Buffington threw a 197 in the third game to finish with a 575 series for the Trojans.