Panthers sweep Whitehall to remain undefeated
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls Central School bowling team kept their perfect season alive on Wednesday, with a 4-0 victory over Whitehall.
After sweeping North Warren on Tuesday to improve to 28-0 on the season, the Panthers continued the same dominance on Wednesday, having three player bowl over 600 pins to extend their mark to 32-0 on the year.
"We had another great day today on the lanes," said Hoosick Falls coach Bob Lang. "Wasn't quote 'as good' as Tuesday's performance, but when your team scores over 3,600 points, then your team had a great day."
The Panthers won the match over Whitehall by a total of 3,569 to 2,463. Hoosick Falls were led by seniors Josh McCart, Kyla Day and sophomore A.J. Hurlburt, who bowled over 600 pins in the match.
McCart, got things started for the Panthers, bowling a game-high 242 pins in the first of the games in the match against Whitehall.
"I felt like I couldn't miss in the first game that we played today," McCart said. "I was really pleased with how I performed today and happy to help the team keep our perfect streak intact."
In total, McCart bowled 680 pins in the three games and finished in first in two of the three games. McCart though was outdueled by Hurlburt, who had a match-high 683 pins on the afternoon.
" I felt like I consistently bowled well in all three games," Hurlburt said. "Biggest thing is that the team won, but to bowl a 683 definitely makes the win even sweeter."
Day was the third Panther bowler who bowled over 600 pins in the game, knocking down a total of 633 pins on the afternoon. She won game two of the match up with a game-high 240 pins.
Overall, Hoosick Falls dominated the entire match against Whitehall, outscoring them by an average of 369 pins a game.
"We're bowling really well right now as a team and we have the potential to be a very good team again this year," Lang said. "We still, though, have a ways to go to finish the year perfect and win a league title."
The number one goal that the Panthers set out for themselves this season was to finish with a perfect record. There has never been a team in the history of the program that's done it.
Last year's team came close, but lost a game to Schuylerville and finished the year with one loss.
"Our goal from the start was to finish with a perfect record and make history," McCart said. "We know we have team that can do it and we know were capable of being league champs as well."
Wednesday's match against Whitehall marked the last game for the Panthers in 2015. Their next game with be on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, when they will bowl against Fort Edward.
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