ST. CHARLES – Senior Emily Brown rolled a match-best 231 game and 591 series Thursday, helping the visiting St. Charles East girls bowling team remain unbeaten in the Upstate Eight Conference River Division with a 2,704-1,904 victory against Geneva.
East improved to 4-0 in the conference with its win at St. Charles Bowl and is set to host St. Charles Northon Tuesday at Bowling Green in West Chicago. The North Stars entered Thursday's dual at Elgin with a 3-0 league record.
Dana Brandt (581 series) and Laura Crocker (538) also had 200-plus games against Geneva.
"It's just been a pretty decent season," Saints coach Mary Ann Carrell said. "We've gotten some trophies in some tournaments, and everybody has picked each other up. When one's down someone else steps up, and it's been very encouraging like that all season."
Colleen Detzler paced the Vikings with a 172 game and 419 series. Rachel Bryza (417 series) was next.
Ottawa 2,803, Kaneland 2,757: At Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb, Angela Charhut paced Kaneland with a 508 series in a narrow Northern Illinois Big 12 loss. Charhut also rolled the Knights' high game with a 224. Amanda Strayve contributed a 487 series.
East ties for UEC title: At Streamwood Lanes, St. Charles East tied Lake Park for the UEC title after the annual Varsity Position Night, which included a 665 series from the Saints' Brad Basic. Kyle Kallhauge (588 series) led Geneva, while Isaac Marshall's 667 was the top series for St. Charles North. The Vikings and North Stars were eighth and ninth, respectively, in the nine-team league.
South Elgin 44, Burlington Central 41: At Burlington, Central fell to 15-4 despite 15 points from Shelby Holt. Fellow freshman Sam Pryor added nine points for the Rockets, who trailed, 22-20, at halftime and 31-28 after three quarters.
Batavia 64, Larkin 10: At Batavia, first-period falls from Michael Doranski (106 pounds), Angel Zepeda (132) and Charlie Smorczewski (138) helped Batavia finish with a 5-1 mark in UEC River duals. St. Charles East (5-0 UEC River) can clinch the conference title with a win at Streamwood today.
Metea Valley 114, St. Charles East 72: At St. Charles, East's Alec Carnell captured individual titles in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle before joining T.J. Bindseil, Taylor Nunnery and Nick Wellman on the Saints' victorious 400 freestyle relay.