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East Islip boys bowling knocks down records

The East Islip boys bowling team was simply on a roll last night.

The Redmen totaled a 3,639, the second highest amount of total pins scored by a Long Island team, in a win over Bay Shore. They rolled a 3,790 last year, which set the national high school record. The 1,301 in the third game was a L.I. record, according to coach Rick Papandrea, breaking East Islip's own high of 1,294 from last season.

"It's unbelievable," said Papandrea, whose team was crowded by onlookers during Game 3. "The kids were just striking away."

Eddy Tuskan rolled a 299, 247 and 289 for an 835 series, the second best in L.I. history. Dan Desimone bowled a 215, 278, 264 for a 757 series. Kevin Bouza had a 696 series, Bobby Martin a 693 and John Knieriemen a 658.

"That last game was pretty awesome because they all had to throw at least two strikes in the 10th frame to make 1,300 and they did it," Papandrea said.

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