The Plymouth Whitemarsh Colonials know what must be done on the lanes. Knocking down at least 900 a game is one thing. Finding and converting marks is another aspect that can’t be ignored.
In Suburban One Continental/American action, the Colonials defeated the visiting Hatboro-Horsham Hatters, 3-1, on Dec. 14 at Facenda Whitaker Lanes in East Norriton. Sophomore Jake Newell led PW (15-5, 10-2 conference) with a 232 game and 611 series. Hatboro-Horaham anchor Matt Morley tallied games of 217, 219, and 278 for 714.
The Colonials needed to make adjustments early and often in the first game for a 920-819 win. During the first few frames, PW had trouble stepping to the left lane due to a sticky substance.
Anyway, the issue on lane five had been over and done in time to correct mistakes. All five Colonials rolled at least 165: Matt Amadio tallied 176, Sean Diorio recorded 174, Newell got 232, John Hansel notched 170, and anchor Dom Procaccino had 168. Thomas Best collected 178 and Morley piled 217 for the Hatters.
Game two had been one that got away from the Colonials as Hatboro-Horsham seized a 935-921 win. Morley nabbed 219 and Hatboro-Horsham two-hole bowler Sean Campbell posted 192. The Colonials often couldn’t chop the seven pin, yet Diorio’s 174 was the team’s lowest and Hansel compiled 204.
Returning to victory had been possible for the Colonials in set three (937-851) since they all recorded at least 173. Amadio tallied his first 200-plus game of the season with 204. Newell also had his share of strikes en route to 201.
Morley, meanwhile, started the third set with nine-spare and eight-spare. His next eight frames resulted in 10 consecutive strikes. As soon as he ended the 278, Morley retrieved his ball while receiving a round of applause from the crowd.
Last season, the Colonials were 8-0 against the Hatters. PW even established the team’s game pinfall victory margin record of 353 against Hatboro-Horsham in a 4-0 win on Dec. 15, 2014 at Thunderbird Lanes in Warminster.
The Colonials return to Facenda Whitaker on Dec. 16 against conference foe Upper Moreland. It will be PW’s fourth consecutive match at the East Norriton alley and the third straight as the home team. PW plans on taking team pictures before facing the Bears.
HH 819 935 851= 2,605 
PW 920 921 937= 2,778 
Hunter MacBride 138-183-129= 450
Sean Campbell 145-192-136= 473
Mark Gomelsky 141-175-134= 450
Thomas Best 178-166-174= 518
Matt Morley 217-219-278= 714
Matt Amadio 176-180-204= 560
Sean Diorio 174-174-176= 524
Jake Newell 232-178-201= 611
John Hansel 170-204-183= 557
Dom Procaccino 168-185-173= 526