Bell, Denson, Taylor lead bowlers in two events

Staff Reports • Oct 6, 2016 at 9:30 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Freshman Peyton Bell placed 11th while Rickie Denson and Lauren Taylor finished in the top 30 at the Louisville Collegiate Classic, leading the Cumberland bowlers this past weekend in two Mid-South Conference events.

Bell finished just 22 pins short of a perfect game in the third of five games in Louisville, placing 11th with 1,090 pins, only 113 from first place and just four pins shy of eighth. In the third game he tossed strikes in the first nine frames and had a spare 9 count in the 10th frame.

Junior Chase Midgett recorded 1,019 pins for 26th-place, while senior Anh Nguyen and junior Nathan Parrott both registered 918 pins. Senior John Isaac Davis collected 531 pins in three games and junior Johnathon Davis had 360 pins in two games.

Denson, a freshman, and Taylor, a junior, finished 26th and 27th, respectively, with 902 and 894 pins for the Phoenix and senior Jennifer Turner posted 871. Sophomore Savannah Shirley tallied 814 and junior Taylor Wagner posted 720.

Cumberland’s men finished 10th in the 12 Baker games with 4,836 pins and the women were 11th with 4,201.

On Sunday at the Thomas Burris Memorial, Nguyen led the men in 30th-place with 918 pins, while Midgett posted 817 and John Issac Davis had 789. Bell collected 667 in four games, Johnathon Davis recorded 483 and Parrott added 453, both in three games. The men placed 13th in the 12 Baker games with 4,127 pins.

Turner paced the women on Sunday with 854 pins, good for 31st-place, while Denson registered 816 and Wagner tallied 784. Taylor had 748 and Shirley finished with 713 for CU, which placed 12th in the 12 Baker games with 3,915 pins.

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