Jenn Stevens is perhaps the best bowler in Pennridge Lady Rams history. The 2014 Pennridge alumna, now a Cheyney University sophomore, earned three Suburban One League Continental/American tournament titles and two appearances in the Pa. state singles competition. A four-year varsity anchor, Stevens rolled games of 297 and 298 and even recorded a 710 series.
Current Pennridge anchor Allison Wilms appears to show shades of Stevens. In a 4-0 (2,402-1,952) Pennridge victory against host Plymouth Whitemarsh on Jan. 27 at Facenda Whitaker Lanes in East Norriton, Wilms posted a match-best 625 series. Wilms, who hopes to become the third Lady Rams achor to qualify for states (Kara Wireman advanced in March 2015), rolled games of 235, 223, and 167.
Lady Rams leadoff Melissa Wilms, Allison’s sister, registered a 179 game and 493 series. Also contributing to the victors were Casey Barnes (466) and Sarah Yeung (460, 170 game).
Four hole Nicole Esposito led PW (22-30, 14-30 conference) with a 492 series, including 206 in the second game. The 200-plus performance had been Esposito’s first and the first such game by a Lady Colonial other than anchor Francesca Schoettle-Colelli since Jamie Pugielli had 212 and Nikki Martini notched 201 in the March 2014 regional singles event.
Schoettle-Colelli didn’t look like her usual self, depositing a 488 series with no game better than 172. Coming into the match with a 176 average, this was Schoettle-Colelli’s first three-game total under 500 this season. She hasn’t tallied a 200 game since 246 and 221 in PW’s 3-1 home win on Dec. 16 versus Upper Moreland.
The Lady Colonials travel to Thunderbird Lanes in Willow Grove on Jan. 28 to face Upper Moreland. PW was originally scheduled to visit the Lady Bears on Jan. 25, but both schools were closed due to the aftermath from the Blizzard of 2016 during the past weekend.
Pennridge swept the season series against the Lady Colonials, 8-0. The Lady Rams defeated PW, 4-0 (2,209-2,039), on Dec. 21 at Earl Bowl in Earlington. Schoettle-Colelli led all bowlers with a 550 series while Allison Wilms paced Pennridge with a 496 showing.
PHS 824 822 756= 2,402 
PW 629 700 623= 1,952 
Melissa Wilms 179-156-158= 493
Sarah Craig 147-112-JV= 259 (V)
Hannah Lare JV-JV-99= 99 (V)
Sarah Yeung 116-161-183=460
Casey Barnes 147-170-149= 466
Allison Wilms 235-223-167= 625
Celia Curry 106-JV-JV= 106 (V)
Sammie Leeds JV-125-117= 242 (V)
Jordan Heaton 103-JV-112= 215 (V)
Julianna Pierce JV-86-OFF= 86 (V)
Marissa McBride 102-111-110= 323
Nicole Esposito 172-206-114= 492
Francesca Schoettle-Colelli 146-172-170= 488