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Bowler Jaye Rettedal puts on a show

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The “Girls With Balls’ bowling team was at it again Tuesday night.

“Girls With Balls,” for those who aren’t aware of this electric and eclectic foursome, is a group of longtime women friends who bowl every summer in the same “Guys and Dolls” league as their husbands.

This iconic team bolted to the top of the league standings Tuesday at AMF Woodlake Lanes in Woodland Hills, but that wasn’t the big story.

Rather, it was the sizzling third-game performance of “Girls With Balls’ strong-armed Jaye Rettedal, who typically performs in the shadows of more-renowned teammates Laura Coury (148 average) and Stacey Tarantino (152 average).

But on Tuesday night, it was Jaye’s turn.

Punishing the pins at will, Jaye blistered seven strikes in her final game, including four in a row, starting with the eighth frame. The result: a powerful 207.

A team player to the nth degree, Jaye admitted that she wasn’t even aware whether it was her best score ever. “I don’t know,” she said, smiling. “Probably.”

For the record, that 207 exceeded her best score during the summer by a whopping 26 pins and translated into a smoldering 287 with handicap.

Jaye, a right-hander with a 141 average, rolled a 123 in her first game and 158 in her second game en route to a 488 series, her best of the summer.

Jaye’s series with handicap totaled a sterling 728 as she led her team to a sweep of her opponent.

To illustrate how far Jaye has come, her average last summer was a mere 131.

“She was awesome,” Tarantino marveled. “She held us up. She found her groove – without a doubt.”



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