The Cherokees are always tough on their home lanes and handed the Bear squads a pair of defeats — 19-8 in the boys match and 23.5-3.5 in the girls.
Although no one posted a 200-game, the McMinn boys were able to knock down 2,748 pins in the match, while the Bears posted a 2,368 tally.
Bradley’s Alec Norwood posted the day’s high game with a 190 as part of a 497 series, but McMinn’s Matt Banfield (545) and Jared King (528) both had higher series.
Ryan Chapman and Jordan Jones rolled series of 418 and 412 respectively for Bradley.
Kealey Collins led the Bearettes and the match with a 163 high game and a 406 high series in the girls match.
Bradley will host a pair of matches next week at the Leisure Time Bowling Center with Chattanooga Christian coming to town Wednesday afternoon for a 3:45 match, while the first of two Bradley County showdowns will take place against Walker Valley on Thursday at 3 p.m.