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Benton takes 3rd, 4th at State

February 21, 2014

Benton Lady Panther Jenny McFarland bowls in the 7A/6A State Bowling Finals at Cabot’s AllFam Bowl. McFarland earned All-State leading the Benton girls with a 544 series and a fourth-place finish, and the boys finished thrid with Luke Genty leading the way with a 594 series. TONY LENAHAN/The Saline Courier

CABOT – The Benton bowling teams competed in the 7A/6A State Championship on Wednesday and the boys finished third overall (10 teams total) with 4,177 total pins, while the girls took fourth (10 teams) at 3,276. On the boys’ end, host Cabot dominated with 4,880 pins, a new state record, and Cabot’s Cayden Cook took top honors bowling and 842 series, another state record. Bentonville took second at 4,263.
For the girls, Bentonville would come out on top with 3,647, Cabot second (3,566) and Rogers third (3,316).
Jenny McFarland earned All-State for the Lady Panthers after her 544 series (181, 209, 154), as Luke Genty was tops for the Benton boys with a 594 series (160, 177, 257). Hunter Lacy bowled a 584 (188, 226, 170) and Harrison Ballard right behind Lacy with a 583 (156, 172, 255). Senior TJ Martin had a 548 series, Sam Eddington a 538 and Ethan Tinkle a 509.
For the Benton girls, senior Stacy Cooper bowled a 469 (157, 144, 168), Kiersten McCallister 448 (131, 140, 177) and Madelynne Hardister a 437 (158, 128, 151). Sabrina Meadows bowled a 424 series and Felicia Covey had a 422.

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