Andria Addis wins BCIAA girls individual bowling tournament

Andria Addis of Gov. Mifflin won her second straight BCIAA girls individual bowling title Thursday at Berks Lanes.

Addis rolled games of 215, 212, 207 and 193 on the second day of the two-day tournament for an 827 series and an eight-game total of 1,737.

Addis won the tournament last year. However, the moment felt bigger for her this year as a senior.

gov. Mifflin’s Andria Addis wins her second straight BCIAA girls individual bowling title. (ANDREW HELLER – READING EAGLE)

“Honestly, kind of, yeah,” Addis said when asked if this was her biggest accomplishment to date.

gov. Mifflin coach Kari Addis also emphasized the importance of this year’s victory as she held back tears discussing her daughter’s achievement with pride.

“This one’s better than last year,” Kari Addis said regarding what it’s like watching Andria win as both her mother and coach. “The last person to go back-to-back was also a Gov. Mifflin grad, Emily Garl, and she went on to win states her senior year. So this one means a little bit more.”

Addis rolled games of 215, 246, 236 and 213 for a 910 series Tuesday to move into first place at the halfway point. She did not change much going into the tournament’s second day, but she faced strong competition from her Gov. Mifflin teammates, especially Lily Watts.

“I just kept throwing it where I was throwing it the other day and hopefully it would work out,” Addis said. “Lily Watts was kicking my butt there. She’s a very good bowler and I knew I was going to have to up my game to beat her.”

Including Addis, three members of the Gov. Mifflin team took home medals. Watts had a second-day total of 843 and finished second at 1,645, followed by Julia Maggs of Daniel Boone at 1,630, Valleri Addis — Andria’s sister — of Gov. Mifflin at 1,582, Frankie Kelly of Muhlenberg at 1,556 and Shenandoah Rankin of Antietam at 1,523.

Both Andria and Valleri Addis were named to the all-county team along with Watts.

“They worked really hard this year and I’m extremely proud of them,” Kari Addis said. “They had ups and they had downs, but they worked through them. They just did so well today.”

Looking ahead to the BCIAA team tournament, which begins Tuesday at Berks Lanes, both Andria and her mother feel secure in their ability to succeed in the team tournament with such a strong core.

“We have to figure out how to get around any rough spots that we hit but I think we got a pretty good shot,” Kari Addis said. “Boone gave us a run for our money during the regular season and they’re going to do it again for the postseason. So we have to figure it all out and do it together as a team.”

Andria shared her mother’s confidence in the Mustangs’ team-oriented mentality.

“I feel very confident,” Andria Addis said. “We all work great together, we all get along together, so it should be pretty breezy.”

Kari Addis sees even greater success beyond the BCIAA team tournament.

“We have three going to regionals,” she said. “They just have to keep plugging away like they’ve been doing and I think we got a pretty decent shot to qualify at least one, if not two or three, for states.”

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