After losing to Lawrence County, the Tullahoma High School bowling teams responded with a pair of victories this week.
In the boys’ matchups, Tullahoma notched a 15-12 home win over Upperman on Monday. The Wildcats followed that with a dominating 23.5-3.5 road victory over Lewisburg on Thursday.
The Lady Wildcats opened their week with an 18-9 home win over Upperman. Three days later, Tullahoma notched a 20-7 win over Lewisburg.
In the girls’ matchup Thursday, Lewisburg fielded a team of just five players and was forced to forfeit a match in each of the three sets.
In the opening set, Tullahoma and Lewisburg split the six individual matchups. However, the Lady Wildcats led in pins, 846-705, grabbing a 5-3 advantage. Keilee Northcutt, Hope Sebourn and Madelyn Hamilton all secured wins for Tullahoma in the first set.
In the second set, the Lady Wildcats picked up four singles wins. Tullahoma again led in pins, 956-543, in order to take an 11-5 lead. Northcutt, Sebourn, Hamilton and Madysen McCreary picked up wins for Tullahoma in the second set.
The Lady Wildcats again won four individual matchups in the third set, and led in pins, 901-682, taking a 17-7 advantage. Tullahoma led the overall match in pins as well, 2,703-1,950, securing the 20-7 victory.
In the boys’ matchup, Tullahoma dominated from the start, winning five of the singles matches, and led in pins, 1,163-999, grabbing a 7-1 advantage. The Wildcats repeated that effort in the second set, this time leading in pins, 1,181-1,043, taking a 14-2 lead.
Tullahoma won four singles matchups in the final set and split another game with Lewisburg. Again though, the Wildcats led in pins, 909-695, to grab a 20.5-3.5 lead.
THS also led the match in pins, 3,253-2,737, receiving three additional points and securing the 23.5-3.5 victory.
On Monday, the Wildcats needed a comeback victory to score a win over Upperman, after they trailed 11-5 heading into the final set.
In the third set, Tullahoma recorded five wins in the singles matches, while also leading in pins, 1,1199-1,057, to even the score at 12.
With matches concluded, it came down to who had the most pins during the match. Tullahoma escaped with the win after leading by just nine pins, 3,281-3,272, capturing the 15-12 victory.
Josh Frank, Patrick Watts, Lance Thompson, AJ Matel Street and Andrew Gonce all received wins in the final set for Tullahoma to help the Wildcats garner the victory.
In the girls’ matchup, the Lady Wildcats won their matchup by a much more comfortable margin. Leading 9-7, Tullahoma won four of the six individual matchups in the final set, and led in pins, 926-882, to grab a 15-9 advantage.
The Lady Wildcats received the final three points, after leading the match in points, 2,586-2,550, notching the 18-9 win. Northcutt, Lynsey Jackson, McCreary and Destiny Brown recorded wins for Tullahoma in the final set.
Both Tullahoma teams were scheduled to play host to Franklin County on Monday. Following that contest, THS will head to Lawrence County on Thursday. Matches on both days are scheduled to get underway at 3:30 p.m.