There are no such things as guarantees in bowling. One team could rack up a slew of open frames, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the other team will collect marks.
In Suburban One Continental/American action, Upper Moreland defeated host Plymouth Whitemarsh, 3-1 (2,787-2,657), on Dec. 16 at Facenda Whitaker Lanes in East Norriton.
Vince Isabella led the visiting Bears with a 225 game and 637 series. Upper Moreland anchor John Searles totaled 620. Searles participated in the 2015 Eastern Pa. regional singles tournament.
Sophomore Jake Newell paced the Colonials (16-8, 11-5 conference) with a 212 game and 568 series. Sean Diorio had games of 196 and 203 but he recorded two first-ball gutters in the match and totaled 538. PW suffered a conference match loss for the first time this season.
Upper Moreland won the first set because three of its bowlers eclipsed higher pinfalls than any Colonial. Diorio led PW with 196, but his final frame included strike, gutter, and 10-pin spare. For the Bears, AJ Borell posted 199, Isabella had 225, and Searles notched 213.
The Colonials made sure they wouldn’t be swept with a 957-930 second-set victory. Despite two first-ball gutters, the Colonials received 203 from Diorio and 212 from Newell. Isabella rolled 223 and Searles tallied 215.
Early in the third game, PW looked ready to run away with a game and match win. In the second frame, Borell put his ball in the gutter on both rolls.
However, the Colonials couldn’t capitalize on the Bears’ share of open frames. During the final four frames, the Colonials kept finding themselves chopping the ball. PW continued tallying splits and missed spared, thus resulting in its 884-800 third-set loss.
This had been the Colonials’ fourth consecutive match at Facenda Whitaker. PW’s next two matches are scheduled to take place against conference foes Pennridge (Dec. 21) and North Penn (Dec. 23) at Earl Bowl in Earlington. The Colonials also plan on participating in the Snowroller Invitational on Dec. 19 at Leisure Lanes in Lancaster.
UM 973 930 884= 2,787 
PW 907 957 800= 2,657 
Shane Leister 179-168-180= 527
Sean Stone 157-172-197= 526
AJ Borell 199-152-126= 477
Vince Isabella 225-223-189= 637
Jon Searles 213-215-192= 620
Matt Amadio 193-175-168= 536
Sean Diorio 196-203-139= 538
Jake Newell 176-212-180= 568
John Hansel 166-183-142= 491
Dom Procaccino 176-184-171= 531