The Waukee Warriors girls bowling team competed at the State Bowling Meet on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
The Warriors competed alongside seven other teams; Johnston, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Muscatine, Waterloo West, Lincoln, Davenport Central and Dubuque Hempstead.
The Warriors finished their regular season with a 12-0 record and won their state qualifying meet by 200 pins. The six Warriors finished the state meet with a grand total of 2,489 pins.
"We bowled pretty close to our meet average for the year," said Coach Chris Roberts. "The only problem with that is that you can’t be average at state; you have to be your best. Overall, I feel that the girls did a good job for their first time. They will be in a much better place when we make it back in years to come."
First the Warriors bowled two individual games of ten frames. Senior Shahnaz Basha lead the team in the first game with a pinfall of 153. Freshman Lauren Daley picked up the second game with an amazing 277 pinfall. Her score set a new school record.
The Warriors finished their first two games with a total pinfall of 1,621.
Next, the Warriors played five Baker games. The first game ended with a 196, the second was 146, the third finished with a pinfall of 183, the fourth Baker game was a 200 and the last game was a 143.
The Warriors Baker game total ended with a total of 868 pins. The grand total pinfall of the state meet for the Warriors 2,489.
"I feel that all of the girls did a good job," said Roberts. "Not all of them bowled their best games but they fought hard and worked through some tough games. This was a great learning experience for all of them. The goal for next year is to be more consistent. We can’t have one game in the two hundreds and our next game be in the one hundred and twenties."