With Amber Macleod setting the pace, the Brick Township High School girls bowling team ran away with the team title in Saturday's Bob James Memorial Holiday Tournament at Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick.
Macleod got off to as good a start as you can, rolling a perfect 300 in the opening game, en route to a tournament-high 663 series.
"It was awesome," Macleod said. "I was so nervous in the 10th frame, I was shaking up there and my mom was crying behind me, so it was really emotional for me. I had only ever bowled a 300 in practice, but it didn't count, so this is something I'll remember for a long time and tell people about."
Serving as the anchor for Brick, Macleod had plenty of help in leading the school to the team title. Karsyn Lukosius also rolled a 663 series and Amanda Nardiello finished with a 657. Madison Lukosius had a 594 series and Sydney Scelfo rounded out the Brick effort with a 561 set.
"I have two juniors and three seniors on the team and they bowl year-round, so they're very prepared," Brick head coach Cara Lukosius said. "As individual bowlers, they're good, but as a team, they're great."
On the boys side, Anthony Parinello had a great showing for Freehold Township, rolling a 279 high game and a 700 series, both of which were good for third place in the tournament.
Jackson Memorial finished second in the boys team competition, just 21 pins behind John F. Kennedy High School. JFK rolled a 3,106 to Jackson's 3,085.