What was expected to be a close match turned into a rout as the Carson High bowling team defeated Reed 45.5 to 17.5 on Thursday.
Carson jumped out to a 19.5 to 1.5 lead on its way to the win. "Reed has had a bowling program, albeit a club team, for 17 years," Carson coach Marc Dastous said. "You expect to be in a close match when you face them."
Last season, the Senators beat Reed 26-19 and both teams came into the match unbeaten.
"I expected them to give us a very close match, but our kids really came ready to bowl," Dastous said. "They bowled big.
"This is a huge win for us. To come into their house and win by such a large margin is fantastic."
The Senators were led by freshman Brandon Beach's opening game of 221, junior Jarod Williams' second game of 215 and senior David Geiger's third game of 211. Carson improved to 3-0 on the season and extended its unbeaten streak to seven. The Senators have never lost in the High Desert Interscholastic Bowling Program.
Carson also had outstanding performances from five other bowlers who had series of at least 500: Aaron Candee (520), Meaghan Wass (545), Chris Ramos (5160, Tony Vaccaro (532) and Danny Dunbar (568).
Carson will next bowl at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 when it faces Wooster at the Pinon Plaza Bowling Center.