Trailing by one pin heading into the last game of the Baker round, Linn-Mar bested Prairie 199-180 and beat the Hawks, 3168-3150, Monday in a Mississippi Valley Conference boys bowling meet at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center.
Linn-Mar (8-6, 7-4 MVC) clinched second place in the Mississippi Division in its regular-season finale. Corey Prokop led the Lions with games of 222 and 258 for a meet-high 480 series. Justin Wyant had games of 224 and 235 for a 459 series.
Prairie's Brogan Fiala had the ball rolling in his first game, rolling a 279, and finished with a 469 series. The Hawks (13-3, 8-3) dropped into third place in the Valley Division.
Linn-Mar will compete in the Class 2A substate tournament Saturday at May City Bowl. Prairie is in the Marshalltown substate.
PRAIRIE (3150): Chase Bicket 227-406, Nick Blood 221-421, Jeremy Cline 220-427, Sean Steichen 196-379, Brogan Fiala 279-469.
LINN-MAR (3168): Justin Wyant 235-459, Tristan Stevens 206-408, Dreyson Robe 219-430, Matt Wheaton 233-381, Corey Prokop 258-480.
First round -- Linn-Mar 2158, Prairie 2102. Baker round -- Prairie 1048, Linn-Mar 1010.
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