Jan 13 2012 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
THE seniors of Ambassador Prestwick kept up their rich vein of form when they beat Paisley 64-50 at home to go joint top of their section with Lanarkshire.
However, the Wishaw outfit have a much better shots difference and a game to play while Prestwick have completed their fixtures.
An unexpected slump in form in the earlier rounds of matches saw Prestwick playing catch up for the best part of the season, but to no avail.
Scores: M Sturgeon 23, G Ross 14; W McArthur 9, K Blinkow 15; M Higgins 15, A Frosdick 8; A Paxton 17, J Clark 13.
Prestwick gents suffered another home defeat when they lost 89-64 to Paisley to leave their Premier League status hanging in the balance. The gents now travel to Meadowmill to face a strong East Lothian side, hoping to pull off a surprise victory, or at best, keep any defeat to a minimum in the hope that Paisley can see off Alloa by a few shots.
Scores: P Boyd 9, G Wiggins 30; J McGinlay 18, J Ross 17; A Kilday 12, J Gilmartin 28; P Foster 25, C Millar 14.
The ladies went down by two shots to Ayr in the Scottish League and finish second in their section and another season in Division One.
The Prestwick club will take on Auchinleck on Saturday in the Ambassador Trophy. This will be the inaugural fixture in the competition which is sponsored by James Clark, and sees a brand new format being introduced.
Each team will consist of six rinks which will be made up of two rinks of seniors, two rinks of juniors and two rinks of ladies.
This ensures all sections of both clubs are represented, as well as giving juniors the experience of playing in team play alongside adult counterparts.
Ladies rink 1: J Paterson, M Thomson, M Cowley, K Mitchell; Rink 2: M McRonald, M Hood, W Ogilvie, V O'Neill; Seniors rink 1: J Clark, J O'Neill, J Fortune, M Higgins; Rink 2: S Gibson, W McArthur, J Reid, M Sturgeon.
Juniors rink 1: Adam Grant, Rebecca Houston, Craig Gouldstone, Andrew Weir; Rink 2: Darren Weir, Adam Sturgeon, Jordan Slaven, Craig Cathie.
The Team Championship got underway on Sunday when Prestwick beat Ayr 6-2 in the first round at Auchinleck.
The junior team to face Ardrossan this weekend is: Rink 1: Dawn Anderson, Mathew Grant, Connor Cannell, Andrew Weir; Rink 2: Darren Weir, Rachel Duffy, Craig Gouldstone, Craig Cathie; Rink 3: Lynsay Brown, Reece Martin, Adam Grant, Jordan Slaven.
The club are hosting an adult/junior open triples on February 26. Teams should consist of one male adult, one female adult and one junior. The junior MUST be under 17 on the day of the competition.
Entries can be phoned into the club on 01292 477802. All names should be given along with the date of birth of the junior member of the team. Entry of £15 per team includes soup and hot filled roll at lunch time.
Due to the AIBA Championships on Sunday, the car boot sale is cancelled.