BSB Continue Rampage With Another Sweep
Three 600 Sets In Week 4; Brady Best With 627
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South Glens Falls - Fire And Ice were edging closer, but they ran out of time. Boston Strong Balls (formerly known as the Dredgers) won the opener by a comfy 59, then hung on for 23- and 8-pin victories to sweep the match and push their record to a superb 14-2 in the Forever Young league on Thursday afternoon at Pine Lanes. The losers retained a share of the runner-up spot with a 10-6 mark. Floyd Butler finessed an outstanding 616 on consistent games of 201, 204 and 211 but the league leaders countered with a huge handicap-fueled performance from leadoff man Patrick Scanlan (538 scratch which became 712 with assistance).
The Lady Slippers slid into a tie with the Butlers via a 3-1 win at the expense of The Singers. The Tomahawks fell to The Last Two 2½-1½ despite a league-best 627 from Roy Brady, who put 258 in the middle and finished strong with 207. Tommie anchor Don Williams had myriad problems with sticky approaches, shooting a sub-par 561 series. However, the Hadley superstar lived up to the legend by throwing a clutch tenth-frame bomb in the finale to salvage a half-point.
Ray Davignon had the circuit's other 600, a 606 on games of 170, 219 and 217.
The league voted unanimously to boycott the lanes next week and extend the season a week, due to a scheduled influx of 275 Queensbury Middle Schoolers. According to sources, it was the first unanimous vote ever recorded in any bowling league, anywhere.
Brady and Williams each sport 203 averages after a dozen games, with Roy having a 6-pin overall advantage. Floyd and Ray are in the 190s, at 195 and 193, respectively.