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Sam Shepard got the ball rolling for New Trier against the visiting Evanston.
On Tuesday at Classic Bowl, the junior rolled a 268 in the first game and ended the night with a match-high score of 666, enough to earn the Trevians the 2940-2339 win over the Wildkits.
“Some of our top bowlers struggled a little bit tonight, but I think some of the other guys picked things up,” New Trier coach Scott Durkin said. “Sam had a terrific first game. 268 is a great score, and then rolled a 215 and then 183. 183 is a low-end for him, but still decent enough to put up some good numbers.”
The Trevians swept the Wildkits in three games earlier in the season as well, and the victory puts them third in the Northern Illinois Boys Bowling Conference.
“We would love to be competitive enough at sectionals to go downstate, and I believe we can do that,” said Durkin, who has coached varsity since its inception in 2002. “I think this is one of the first years we’re going to be competitive.”
Lone-senior Jack McWilliams averaged a 208.7 for a solid score of 626, and junior Andrew Textor added 565 points.
Evanston was led by Xavori Ajamia, who rolled a 268 in this second game, for a total score of 586. The Wildkits are seventh in the conference.