The Rhea County High School Eagle bowling teams hosted the Soddy-Daisy High School Trojans on Monday in their final match of the regular season at Crystal Lanes Bowling Center, and came away with a 2-0 record.
Being the last home, regular season match, also marked senior night for four Rhea bowlers.
After the first of three games on the evening, Rhea seniors Ally Gentry, Georgia Sutton, C.T. Nance and Phillip Rogers were recognized and honored with a pin and picture presentation, as family, friends, teammates and spectators gathered around during the ceremony in support of the Eagle bowlers.
In the non-district contest, the Lady Eagles battled to a 19-8 win, while the Eagles rolled past the Trojans 25-2.
The Rhea girls’ team improved to 4-7 (1-7) on the season, and the Rhea boy rollers up their record to 11-4 (7-3).
Lady Eagles 19, Lady Trojans 8
The first game of a 3-game series in a match left the Lady Eagles trailing with a 745 pinfall count and six points for Soddy, while the Rhea girls tallied two points and had a 584 pinfall count.
The Lady Eagles rallied in the second and third games to overtake the Lady Trojans and win the match. The Rhea girls’ team collected a 2,160 total pinfall count to Soddy’s 2,016 in the win on Monday.
Lady Eagle scorers include: Kate Woods (146, 176, 158); Georgia Sutton (102, 134, 115); Ally Gentry (125, 110, 95); Jennifer Hernandez (101, 115, 94); Becca Rogers (167, 156); Kendall Hughes (126, 130); Ariana Harvey (110).
Eagles 25, Trojans 2
The Rhea boys’ squad gained a 200-pin count lead in the first game, and tripled the advantage in the second game to take control of the match. The Eagles tallied a 3,104 pinfall count to Soddy’s 2,240 to claim the match win.
Rhea scorers include: Phillip Rogers (182, 184, 160); Chase Hoffman (211, 166, 188); Tanner Gaither (130, 214, 224); Josh Graham (175, 154, 212); Junior Hernandez (151, 149); Chance Wampler (117, 154).
The Rhea bowlers have concluded their regular season and now await the district tournament, which is slated for Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., in Cleveland, at the Leisure Time Lanes.
The Lady Eagles will be the No. 4 seed and will take on No. 1 seeded McMinn County High School, while the Rhea boys’ will be the No. 3 seed, and will take on the No. 2 seeded Chattanooga Central boys’ team.