KENNEWICK -- Kennewick, still riding high from its 3A/2A division title clinching victory last week against Selah, won the CBBN League title outright with a solid 3-1 defeat of 4A division champions Wenatchee on Tuesday at Spare Time Lanes.
Kennewick's Danielle Gonzales rolled a 199 to dominate the first scratch competition and Megan Weir helped dictate the outcome of the second scratch game, rolling a 202 for the Lions.
"It was a great team victory," Kennewick coach Oscar Garnica said. "The girls played awesome as a team."
Kennewick had a 341 pinfall advantage against Wenatchee, and their only loss was in the first baker, when the Panthers edged the Lions by 13 pins.
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Kennewick's victory gives the squad home-lane advantage and they will now play host to the District 5/6 regional contest next week, scheduled to start 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Spare Time.
This year's state allocation allows for one team and two individuals from the 4A side and two teams and four individuals from the 3A/2A competition.
The state championship is scheduled Feb. 3-4 at Narrows Plaza Bowl.
At Spare Time Lanes
Scratch -- Game 1: Kennewick 861 (Megan Weir 158, Daicee Singer 170, Xochitl Garcia 137, Danielle Gonzales 199, Karissa Shiflet 197), Wenatchee 660 (Danielle Yant 105, Bethany Symonds 104, Devon Corcoran 126, Perrie Buak 189, Marissa Obregon 136). Game 2: Kennewick 841 (Weir 202, Singer 142, Garcia 143, Gonzales 185, Shiflet 169), Wenatchee 749 (Yant 152, Symonds 158, Madison Korach 152, Buak 125, Obregon 162).
Baker -- Game 1: Wenatchee 180, Kennewick 173. Game 2: Kennewick 209, Wenatchee 154.
Pin count -- Kennewick 2,084. Wenatchee 1,743.