It’s a three-team race for the League V boys bowling title.
East Hampton (6-2), Eastport South Manor (7-3) and Mt. Sinai (7-3) will duke it out over the homestretch of the season to see who will be the regular season champion, while all three will try to maintain their standings in the top three to qualify for the county tournament, which will take place on February 7 at the Sayville Lanes.
Only the top three teams in the league qualify for the county tournament, and the league standings are based on points accumulated throughout the matches rather than win/loss records.
As of Monday, Mt. Sinai sat in first place with a total of 216 points in 30 games bowled while Eastport had 190 points in 30 games. East Hampton, in 24 games bowled, has accumulated 160 points.
The Bonackers still had four matches left as of Monday while Mt. Sinai and ESM had just two matches left each.
The Bonackers suffered a setback with a 21-12 loss to Rocky Point at Port Jefferson Bowl on Friday. The Eagles edged East Hampton 2,389-2,319 in total wood, winning the first two games by scores of 761-707 and 813-787 before dropping the final game 825-815.
Michael Rawleigh led East Hampton with a 552 series, rolling a high game of 207, while teammate Brian Pfund rolled a 517 series.
The Bonackers were scheduled to face Southampton (4-4) on Tuesday 20 and Westhampton Beach (1-8) on anuary 21. They will host Rocky Point (3-5) at East Hampton Bowl on Thursday 3:30 p.m. before finishing the regular season against ESM at Shirley Bowl on Thursday, January 29, at 4:15 p.m.
The Mariners suffered a 28-5 loss to ESM at Shirley Bowl on January 13, falling to .500 on the season with a 4-4 mark. The Sharks held a 2,827-2,546 advantage in total wood and won all three games with scores of 934-786, 969-857 and 924-903. Luke Powers led Southampton with an impressive 623 series, including a high game of 233. Eric Miller rolled a 517 series for Southampton, while Tom Rose rolled a 505 series.
The Mariners were scheduled to face East Hampton on Tuesday and took on Rocky Point on Wednesday. They will face Southold at the Wildwood Lanes on Thursday at 4 p.m. and will close out the regular season at East Hampton Bowl against Mt. Sinai on Thursday, January 29, at 3:30 p.m.
The Sharks split their two matches last week, falling 23-10 to Mt. Sinai at Port Jefferson Bowl on Friday after beating Southampton 28-5. In the win over Southampton, ESM swept the three games with scores of 934-786, 969-857 and 924-903 with a 2,827-2,546 lead in total wood.
Walter Krokowski led the Sharks by rolling a 604 series with a high game of 235. Mark Furia rolled a 596 series with a high game of 213, and Anthony Rotondo rolled a 565 series with a high game of 211. Anthony Ricci rolled a 552 series, while Nick Michel rolled a 510 series.
Against Mt. Sinai, ESM was on the short end of a 2,750-2,470 score in total wood. The Mustangs won the first game 959-812, ESM took the second game by one pin, 827-826 and then lost the third game 965-831.
Rotondo led ESM with a 556 series and high game of 213, while John Brennan rolled a 544 series for ESM.
The Sharks were scheduled to host Rocky Point on Tuesday and will finish the regular season against East Hampton at Shirley Bowl on Thursday, January 29, at 4:15 p.m.
The Hurricanes avoided a potentially winless season by claiming their first victory of the year against Rocky Point at the Wildwood Lanes on January 13. The Canes won the match by just two pins, owning a 2,509-2,507 edge in total wood to win 22-11. Westhampton Beach won the first game 792-749, dropped the second game 885-786 and won the third game 931-873.
Francesco Legozzo led the Canes with a 630 series, rolling a high game of 235 while Paula Legozzo rolled a 506 series with a high game of 195.
The Canes were scheduled to host Southold on Tuesday and traveled to East Hampton on Wednesday. They will close out the regular season against Mt. Sinai at Port Jefferson Bowl on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.