HOOSICK, N.Y. -- To be a good team in any sport, finishing strong is a must.
For the Hoosick Falls Central School bowling team, they did just that on Monday against Lake George with four of the six bowlers scoring their highest games in the third en route to a dominant 4-0 win at Barbecue Recreation.
"The kids did a good job of adjusting to the lane conditions and figuring it out from game to game," said Hoosick Falls coach Bob Lang.
Team-wise, Hoosick Falls won 3,288 pins to 2,231 to improve to 27-1 on the season. Lake George, with only two non-middle schoolers in their lineup, dropped to 1-27.
The high series on the day was Panthers senior Bryan Callahan, who had a 634 series. His top single-game score of 234 actually came in the first game of the day, when some of the other bowlers weren't at their best.
"If one has a bad game, the others are there to pick them up," Lang said.
The top game score overall was from freshman Josh McCart, who ripped off a 242 in his third game to score a 620 series, the second-highest of the day.
Senior Logan Brogue wasn't far behind his two teammates, rolling a 225 high and 573 triple. His best game was also in the third after scoring 171 and 177 in his first two games.
Other scorers included Ken Marbot (204-554), Josh Conn (171-520), Stephen Surdam (171-479), Jen Sargood (201-517) and Josh Reveal (194-545). In an exhibition match, AJ Hurlbert rolled a 200.
For Lake George, Kyle Young was the top bowler with a 191-475 series.
With the rout, two Panther bowlers competed in their first varsity action. Sophomore Kyla Day and Jonathan Bossoni took over in the third game and had success, with Day rolling a 155 and Bossoni, only an 8th grader, bowling a 180.
"It's Kyla's first year on the team, and Jonathan is the only eighth grader who qualified to be on varsity," Lang said. "My seventh and eighth bowlers are just as good as the top six."