Lockport’s Masiello a triple threat
While NT and Wheatfield are still on top it’s far from a two horse race as the Lockport Lady Lions have made a strong move to secure a three-way tie with the Ladyjacks and Lady Falcons as all three clubs went into the holiday break with matching 5-1 records.
Leading the way for Lockport has been the triple threat herself, senior Bridget Masiello, who leads the NFL in average (222.67), series (729) and high game (289).
Interestingly enough the Lions did not place any other bowlers in the top-10, but insteadhave just seen steady support from others as Masiello tears up the lanes.
The Falcons are holding their ground as Vienna Mills (third), Rachel Szeliga (seventh)and Taylor Klis remain in the top 10 for averages.
NT’s Rebecca Conlan is holding steady at the No.9 spot. The Jacks have also seen Cassidy Powers finding the form that made her so successful last season.
As if the log jam at the top isn’t magnifying the importance of every league game Niagara Falls (4-2) and Lewiston-Porter (3-3) are in the thick of the battle. Meanwhile, Grand Island (2-4) is trying to keep while things are not as rosey in Ken-Ton as the Lady Bulldogs and Lady Blue Devils are both 0-6.
To her credit though Ken-West’s Ashley Fries continues to make a statement as her 200 average ranks second only to Masiello.
In boys action:
It’s a three-way dance as well, as North Tonawanda, Niagara-Wheatfield and Grand Island are all 5-1.
Young Nate Maloney is making his voice heard in the battle for the Triple Crown as he currently holds the No.2 slot in high average and series (725).
The Falcons also placed brothers Colton (fourth) and Collin (fifth) Kitcho in the top-10 for high average.
Peter Wozniak leads the way in NT’s race for the title. Lew-Port is one game off the mark at 4-2, while Lockport is 3-3 and the Falls are 2-4.
The Ken-West and Ken-East boys, like their female counter parts, remain winless, both 0-6, as teams head for the Festival of Lights Tournament.