Barrette's big series propels team into lead at USBC Women's Championships Leanne


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    Northcross Lanes and AMF Carolina Lanes in Charlotte, NC (April 12 - July 2, 2007)

    2007USBCWCEbonoteBowlersMap.jpg Leanne Barrette shot the second highest series in the history of the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships on Wednesday to power her team to the top of the Classic Division standings.

    Barrette shot an 804 series on games of 288, 248 and 268 at Northcross Lanes in Huntersville, N.C., to propel Ebonite Bowlers Map of Roseville, Calif., into the Classic Team lead with 3,210. Kendra Gaines holds the all-time individual series record with an 812 set in team event in 2000.

    L-R Sandra Terrell, Shannon Pluhowsky, Kim Terrell, Lauren Takahashi and Leanne Barrette.

    USBC Collegiate spokesperson Kim Terrell contributed a 634 series and was followed by reigning USBC Queens champion Shannon Pluhowsky (621), Lauren Takahashi (581) and Sandra Terrell (570).

    "This is the best we've bowled as a team," said Barrette, a right-hander who began the night rolling 10 straight strikes before leaving the 6-10 and settling for a 288 game. "We all bowled pretty consistently."

    Barrette, a winner of 26 professional titles and the 1999 Queens champion, has won every event in the Women's Championships except team.

    "That would be so awesome to win the team event," Barrette said. "If our score holds up, I'll have a grand slam. I'm pretty hopeful, but there are a lot of great teams left to compete."

    Barrette has four career Women's Championships titles - all-events titles in 1987 and 2005, singles in 2005 and doubles last year. Barrette and Takahashi will look to defend their Classic Doubles title Thursday at AMF Carolina Lanes in Matthews, N.C.

    With the big individual series in team event, Barrette has put herself in position to make a run at the all-time all-events record, which she holds with 2,231.

    "This is unusual for me because I don't usually bowl my best in team event," Barrette said. "Ever since we stopped bowling on tour, I've been bowling really well in the Women's Championships, and I don't know why."

    The USBC Women's Championships is sponsored by Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Hotel/Casinos in Reno, Nev., as well as Kegel, the official lane maintenance provider.

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfalls:


    1, Ebonite Bowlers Map, Roseville,CA, 3210. 2, U-Can Bowl 2, Milwaukie,OR, 3153. 3, Bowling Ball.Com, Orlando,FL, 3106. 4, Shot Makers, Dayton,OH, 3085. 5, Alpha Pool Plastering, Newhall,CA, 3080. 6, Lusha's Ladies, New Orleans,LA, 3076. 7, Hawthorn Lanes, Waukegan,IL, 3070. 8, High Roller, Henderson,NV, 3047. 9, Village Bowl #2, Iowa Park,TX, 3045. 10, From All Over, Nolensville,TN, 2999.

    1, Debbie Benchic, Dayton,OH/Jennifer Owens, Beavercreek,OH, 1277. 2, Donna Anderson, Bettendorf,IA/Michelle Tucker, Davenport,IA, 1270. 3, Brenda Mack, Indianapolis,IN/Tara Mocaby, Witchita,KS, 1262. 4, Allyson Fitzsimons, Dacula,GA/Karen Stroud, Victoria,TX, 1259. 5, Kari Watson, Kettering,OH/Kristin Nieter, Homewood,IL, 1186. 6, Tammy Hatfield, Suffolk,VA/Monique Everitt, Elizabeth City,NC, 1183. 7, Tammy Brooks, Chesterfield,VA/Teresa Rast, Chesterfield,VA, 1168. 8, Tricia Wallace, Stafford,VA/Kathleen Goode, Lorton,VA, 1152. 9, Terri Barrett-Vaden, Charles City,VA/Yolanda Graves, Hopewell,VA, 1150. 10, Jodie LAllier, Inver Grove Heights,MN/Marie Krey, So Saint Paul,MN, 1131.

    1, Hilary Cox, Clayton,NC, 673. 2, Karen Stroud, Victoria,TX, 667. 3, Kristin Nieter, Homewood,IL, 662. 4, Monique Everitt, Elizabeth City,NC, 647. 5, Leslie Bohn, Jackson,NJ, 645. 6, Susan Medlin, Selma,NC, 634. 7, Tracey Stevens, Dunellen,NJ, 629. 8, Dina Wilson, Dayton,OH, 621. 8, Donna Tuttle, King,NC, 621. 10, Angie Pluta, Mishawaka,IN, 615

    1, Karen Stroud, Victoria,TX, 1985. 2, Kristin Nieter, Homewood,IL, 1930. 3, Tara Mocaby, Witchita,KS, 1897. 4, Teresa Rast, Chesterfield,VA, 1840. 5, Angie Pluta, Mishawaka,IN, 1804. 6, Monique Everitt, Elizabeth City,NC, 1789. 7, Allyson Fitzsimons, Dacula,GA, 1785. 8, Debbie Malone, Avondale,AZ, 1780. 9, Theresa Smith, Indianapolis,IN, 1775. 10, Michelle Tucker, Davenport,IA, 1766.