Bowling: Chapelle finishes unbeaten; Bonnabel gets much-needed win

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Archbishop Chapelle’s bowling team will head into the state playoffs with an unblemished 12-0 record for the second consecutive year after Tuesday’s 25-2 victory over Salmen at Bowling USA in Slidell.

The Chipmunks have the deepest lineup in the state, with five bowlers averaging 159 or better. From the No. 4 position in the lineup, Chapelle’s Madalyn Haas had a 236 final game to close out a 579 series. Sarah Rubi, last year’s individual state champion, had a 543 series, and Jessica Ladd, whose 199 average this season leads all girls bowlers in the New Orleans area, had a 512.

Salmen (3-9) was led by Emily Floyd’s 497 series.

Chapelle will likely be the top seed for the second straight year in the girls bracket, which will be announced after this weekend.

Bonnabel 26, Salmen 1 (boys/co-ed): Also at Bowling USA, the Bruins topped the Spartans, picking up a key win for its postseason hopes.

Bonnabel, which ended the regular season at 7-5, entered Tuesday ranked No. 33 in the LHSAA’s unofficial power ratings, with the top 32 advancing to the playoffs.

Joshua Martin had a 497 series and Alahna DeGruy rolled a 219 final game to lead Bonnabel. Dustin Tobias’ 173 final game paced Salmen (0-12).

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