Just call him the Walter Ray Williams of Brooklyn.
Abraham Lincoln High School student Richard King “striked” the right balance between skill and luck when he bowled a perfect game at Shell Lanes during a match with a neighboring school.
The 17-year-old from Sheepshead Bay bowled a 300 during a square-off between his team, the Railsplitters, and a team from New Utrecht High School at his local bowling alley, One Bouck Court.
“I felt my heart pounding,” said Richard, a senior at the school, Ocean Parkway and West Avenue, adding that his stellar strike ignited a near firestorm of cheers from excited spectators.
Although he has been bowling for close to nine years, and bowled 299 on several occasions, this was a first even for him, says the school celebrity, whose classmates are dubbing him “Mr. 300.”
Despite the hurl from heaven, Richard’s team went on to lose to New Utrecht %u2013 1601 80th Street %u2013 by 130 points.
“It was a blow-out,” he lamented.
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