North Brunswick – The South Brunswick boys bowling team did not have the start they wanted. They came out and bowled a 947 during the first game and were in a bit of a hole. It took a speech from two seniors, Kris Kimberlin and Charles Zaabadick, to help them wake up and march their way back to a first place finish in the Central Jersey Winter Classic.
“Me and my other teammate Charles (Zaabadick) have been playing for four years and it’s our job to keep the team together,” Kimberlin said. “Today, we had a bad first game and we both made a speech and got our team going.”
The team responded to their seniors prep talk and bowled a 1063 in game two and a 1065 in game three, which game them a final tally of 3075. This helped the Vikings edge out last year’s Tournament of Champions winners Brick Memorial, who completed the competition with a 3047.
“The good competition brings out the best in us,” Kimberlin said. “When we face lower teams, we kind of get less competitive. When we have a competitive match, we are a bit louder and we bowl better.”
Kimberlin led the competition with an overall tally of 761. He shot a 260 during the second game, which was his best score of the day.