Bowling: Brother Martin opens with win, AOL snaps Chapelle streak
Defending boys bowling state champion Brother Martin waited eight days later than many of the other New Orleans-area teams to open its season, but the Crusaders made it worth the wait with a 24-3 victory Tuesday over Holy Cross at AMF All Star Lanes.
Brother Martin had a 1,213 opening game and a 3,512 team series. No Crusader bowled all three games but five of the 10 bowlers who saw action finished with a 200 or better average.
Jacob Vangilder paced Brother Martin in the opening game with a 246. Ashton Catalinotto (218), Dylan McDonald (213) and Carson Colletti (212) led the way in game two, while Kade Chatelain fired a 233 final game.
Jackson Haro’s 200 final game and 487 series led Holy Cross.
Academy of Our Lady 16½, Archbishop Chapelle 10½: Also at AMF, the Penguins rallied to snap the Chipmunks’ 29-match winning streak.
Chapelle went undefeated in both 2020, when the playoffs were canceled because of COVID-19, and 2021, when it won its first state title. Its last loss was in the 2019 quarterfinals, also to AOL.
On Tuesday, the Penguins trailed 5-3 after the first game before Laney Sasso’s 213 from the anchor position led a second-game comeback to take a 9-7 lead.
The Penguins won two and tied one of the six individual matches in the final game, but closed fast to win total pins for the game and the match.
Sasso had a 490 series, followed closely by Giselle Dufrene’s 488, to lead AOL. Elizabeth Hamilton paced Chapelle with a 495 set.
Archbishop Shaw 25, East Jefferson 2: The Eagles bolted to an insurmountable 16-0 lead after two games in defeating the Warriors at AMF.
Jonathan Freeman had a 691 series on games of 252-232-207 to lead Shaw. John Paul Bui had games of 201 and 204 and Andrew Hill had a 214 middle game for the Eagles.
Cornelius Piper led East Jefferson with a 428 series.
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