Jackson beat Freehold 1027-888 at Howell Lanes.
HOWELL -- Jackson Liberty defeated the Freehold Township Patriots 1027-888 at Howell Lanes on Wednesday in a match that was close for much of the time. Dan Whalen and Derek Darby led the Liberty with three and two strikes respectively. With their strikes, Liberty was able to break the virtual stalemate and pull ahead. The Patriots' five-man team bowled consistently high and looked like they might pull ahead in the 7th round. Jason Stern bowled three spares and Drew Ballesta added three strikes to the Patriots’ score but it wasn’t enough to win the game. The Liberty players bowled many high rounds and got few gutter balls. The Patriots now fall to 5-6.