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Renee Clarke bowls 300 as Comsewogue gets rare tie with Islip

Bowling pins are seen in this stock image.

Bowling pins are seen in this stock image.

Bowling a 300 is a rare accomplishment. But a tie in a bowling match? Now that's something you don't see every day.

Comsewogue junior Renee Clark rolled a 300 in Game 3 of a 679 series to help secure a 20-20 tie for the Warriors against Islip on Thursday in Suffolk League III girls bowling.

"The Islip coach and I both said to each other around the seventh frame that she was going to get it," Comsewogue coach Brian Frimmer said.

A tie in girls bowling happens "once every several years, maybe more," Frimmer said.

"I've been coaching 10 years and it's happened one other time for one of my teams," Frimmer added. "It's pretty rare."

Suffolk girls bowling uses a 40-point scoring system. Six girls play head-to-head and a team is awarded two points for each victory. Points are also awarded for highest game and most overall pins.

Islip (4-3-1) had an 18-6 advantage after winning the first two games. Comsewogue (5-3-1) tied it by having five bowlers win their games (earning 10 of 12 points), having the advantage in total pins, 2,597-2,561, to earn three points and having the highest game in the match with a 966 in Game 3 to earn one point.

"It was just . . . wow," Frimmer said. "It was different and Renee had a big part in helping to make it happen."

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