The R.A. Long bowling team put together its third-best score of the season, but that wasn’t quite enough to overcome Columbia River in a 2,066-1,954 loss on Thursday.
“It’s tough to lose before a break but the girls threw the ball really well,” RAL coach Shane Berridge said. “River was just better today.”
Katie Lender-Aberle had the best outing of any individual bowler, rolling a 184 in the first game and a match-best 223 in the second to score 407 for the series. Ava Rodman put up a 370, and Jade Walters made it three Lumberjills to crack 300 with a score of 330.
Natalie Bargen came in at 281, and Lillie Glenn scored a 252.
The Lumberjills drew closer with a 171-138 win in the first Baker game, but lost the second 197-143.
R.A. Long will be off the rest of December, then return to Triangle Bowl on Jan. 4 to meet up with Mark Morris.
“We feel really confident moving forward with back to back 1900s and a Civil War win in our pocket this week,” Berridge said.