Nik Gosselin rained on Robbie Winchell’s parade to win the Junior Bowlers Tour stop at Sunset Lanes last weekend.
Gosselin, who had qualified for the five-person final in third place, knocked off two opponents to get a shot at the top-seeded Winchell in the final. Gosselin pulled out a 267-254 victory to cap the high-scoring day in the Coeur d’Alene house that saw nine 900 series registered by seven competitors.
Winchell had used the day’s high series, a 960, to claim the top spot after rolling a 918 in his first four games and finished the day with a 233 average for nine games. Gosselin had series of 912 and 941.
Jesse Covington, who had the day’s high game, a 289, and a 940 series, finished third; Nathan Rawley, who used a 934 series to vault from 12th into the fifth and final qualifying spot, was fourth; and Dakota Roeder, who had a 943 series, was fifth.
Taylor Gamble also had a 934, and Bry Tillett a 902. Megan Smith had high game for the girls, a 224.
Next JBT is Feb. 10 in Cheney.
Aubrey Ashenfelter and Venky Jois, members of the Eastern Washington women’s and men’s basketball teams, respectively, have been selected by the athletic department as the school’s student-athletes of the month for January. It’s the first award for each.
Ashenfelter, a junior from Portland, has maintained a 3.60 cumulative grade-point average as a psychology major. She posted the best quarter of her academic career last fall, earning a 3.95 GPA. Ashenfelter is averaging 9.2 points and has a team-leading 37 assists. Her 43.2 percent average on 3-pointers ranks third in the Big Sky Conference.
Jois, a 6-foot-7 freshman from Boronia, Australia, has a 3.97 GPA as a biology major. Jois has six double-doubles this season, including five in December, and is averaging 13.2 points and a Big Sky-leading 9.1 rebounds that ranked him 43rd nationally through Jan. 6.
The award recognizes the recipients’ performances during the previous month.