Decker, Moore claim Junior Masters titles
Susan Decker and Shon Moore took different routes but in the end both were crowned champoions on Sunday in the 30th annual Warren Junior Masters bowling tournament. The finals were held at Freeway Lanes.
Decker started off the day with a 266 game and established a 48-pin lead over two-time defending champion Jessica Guesman. A 213 score in the second game of match-play left Decker with a lead of 95 pins and a 237 in the third round increased her lead to 187 pins.
Decker shot a 168 in the position round and lost her only game of the day — to Guesman — but remained in control of the tournament and outdistanced the field by 143 poins, averaging 221 and winning her first Junior Masters title.
Moore got into contention with a 247 game in the third round of match-play and followed with a 227 to establish a 40-point lead through four games.
The next round featured a shootout between Charles Pawlosky and Tavish Burd, won by Burd who finished with the last 10 strikes. Heading into the final round of match-play, Burd held a 20-pin lead over Pawlosky and was ahead of Moore by 37 pins.
In Game 6, Pawlosky beat Burd, 193-176, which gave Moore a chance to win his match and, with the bonus pins, secure the title. Moore shot a 215 the final game and with the 30 bonus pins he captured the tournament by five pins.
Decker and Moore each were awarded $200 scholarship and runners-up Guesman and Pawlosky won $100 scholarships.
Final standings: Girls (4 games) – Susan Decker 974, Jessica Guesman 831, Danielle Kyser 794, Katelyn Daugherty 757; Boys (6 games) – Shon Moore 1,404, Charles Pawlosky 1,399, Tavis Burd 1,372, Adrian Willoughby 1,299, Caleb Johnson 1,299, Mason Persons 1,083.