Bowling: Jesuit snaps Brother Martin winning streak; Shaw, Rummel open with victories
For a decade, Brother Martin has been perfect against New Orleans-area teams, with its only three losses coming against teams outside the region.
Jesuit ended that streak in authoritative fashion Monday, firing a 3,569 team series in defeating the Crusaders 20-7 at Colonial Lanes in Harahan.
The Blue Jays (3-0) led 6-2 after the first game and 11-5 after game two before putting the match away with a season-best 1,271 team final game.
Jesuit got a dominant effort from the low side of its lineup, winning all nine individual points in the Nos. 1-3 slots. Senior William Adams, bowling in the third position, had games of 236-208-204 for a team-best 648 series, and leadoff man Ethan Benoit closed with a 231 for a 609 series.
“I told the team right before we started that we needed our 1-2-3 bowlers to step up, and they did today,” said Jesuit coach Todd Bourgeois. “They really far exceeded what I expected.”
Brother Martin (1-1), which also had a 31-match winning streak against all competition, last lost to a local team in the 2013 bi-regional to eventual state champion Archbishop Rummel. Since then, its losses have come in the 2014 semifinals to Barbe, the 2017 semifinals to Vandebilt Catholic and in a 2021 regular-season match against Catholic High.
Ashton Catalinotto led the Crusaders with a 679 series, including games of 247 and 237.
Archbishop Shaw 27, St. Augustine 0: The Eagles, who reached the state semifinals a year ago, opened their season Monday with a shutout over the Purple Knights at AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner.
Shaw opened with an 1,194 team game, led by Jonathan Arena’s 268. Garrett Alello’s 264 paced Shaw in game two.
St. Augustine is 0-2.
Archbishop Rummel 24, De La Salle 3: The Raiders defeated the Cavaliers’ co-ed team in the season opener for both squads at AMF.
Matthew Fletcher had a 609 series, including games of 214 and 216, to lead Rummel. The Raiders rolled a 1,045 middle game in sweeping all eight points.
Brandt Haynes paced De La Salle with a 504 series.
Destrehan 20, East Jefferson 7: The Wildcats won their second straight, defeating the Warriors at AMF.
Beau Senior’s 561 series, including a 203 middle game, led Destrehan (2-1). Logan Cannon added a 525 set for the Wildcats, who snapped a 4-4 tie by winning 13 of 16 points in the final two games.
CJ Piper had a 214 opening game as part of a 517 series to pace East Jefferson (0-3).
Patrick Taylor 25, Hahnville 2: The matchup of Tigers went to Patrick Taylor at Westside Lanes.
Patrick Taylor (2-1) was led by Reese Elwood’s 623 series on games of 198-212-213 and Jayden Ho’s 598 set, which included a 223 final game.
Hahnville (0-3) got a 127 opening game from Bryce Goodson.
Holy Cross 14, Crescent City Christian 13: The Tigers rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Pioneers at AMF.
Crescent City (2-1) led 5-3 after one game behind a 182 game from Marlon Oliva, but Holy Cross (2-0) won six of eight points in the middle game and claimed a 135-pin lead. That proved to be key as the Pioneers won six points in the final game, but the Tigers maintained the edge in total pins for three points and the victory.
Cody Miller’s 475 series led Holy Cross. Chaz Emery had a match-high 522 set for Crescent City.
Kenner Discovery 17, St. Therese 10: The Swamp Owls trailed early but rallied for a victory over the Phoenix at AMF.
Kaare Smith had a 441 series to lead Kenner Discovery (2-1). Ryan Hebert led St. Therese (1-1) with a 213 middle game and a 548 series.
John Ehret 21, Pope John Paul II 6: The Patriots picked up their first victory, defeating the Jaguars at Westside Lanes.
Matthew Nguyen had a 550 series to lead Ehret (1-1).
Jack Kingman opened with a 213 and had a 501 series to pace PJP in its season opener.
Girls – Cabrini 22½, Mount Carmel 4½: The Crescents downed the Cubs at AMF.
Jennifer Luna’s 185 middle game and 469 series led Cabrini (1-1). Gabrielle Howard closed with a 163 for Mount Carmel (1-3).
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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…