Boys Bowling: Brother Martin defeats Shaw; Jesuit stays unbeaten
HARVEY – After two games of Monday’s boys bowling showdown between Brother Martin and Archbishop Shaw at Westside Lanes, close was an understatement.
Each team had eight of the 16 points in hand, and the Eagles had a one-pin lead in total pins entering the final game.
The four-time defending state champion Crusaders would take control in the final game and went on to an 18-9 victory over the Eagles.
The teams split the six individual matches in each of the first two games. Brother Martin (4-1), behind Ashton Catalinotto’s 237 game, took an 1,115-1,106 edge in the first game, but in a high-scoring second game, Shaw (4-1) had five 200 games and clutch strikes from Riley Elwood to take a 1,267-1,257 edge.
In the final game, Kade Chatelain’s 235 led the Crusader surge as Brother Martin won five of six individual matches and an 1,149 team game.
Brother Martin had a 3521 team series, led by Catalinotto’s 685 series, Chatelain’s 659 and Jacob Vangilder’s 622. The left side of the lineup, which was shut out in the Crusaders’ loss to Jesuit two weeks ago, won five of nine points Monday.
Jonathan Arena led Shaw with a 644 series, including a 232 opening game.
Jesuit 27, Hahnville 0: The Blue Jays remained unbeaten by shutting out the Tigers at Colonial Lanes in Harahan.
The entire Jesuit roster saw action. Joseph Anderson had an opening-game 208 and William Adams an opening 203 to lead the Jays (6-0).
Bryleigh Dufrene had a career-best 148 to pace Hahnville (0-6).
Patrick Taylor 18, John Ehret 9: The Tigers raced to a 13-3 lead after two games en route to a victory over the Patriots at Westside.
Patrick Taylor (5-1) took control with an 1,134 middle game, led by Beckham Lieu’s 222 and Reese Elwood’s 211.
Jadon Lieu led the Tigers from the No. 1 slot with a 565 series, including a 204 final game. Beckham Lieu had a 557 set.
Matthew Nguyen was solid in defeat for John Ehret (3-3), rolling games of 212-204-235 for a 651 series.
Destrehan 20, Crescent City Christian 7: The Wildcats got a 555 series from Logan Cannon in defeating the Pioneers at AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner.
Destrehan (3-2) took control with a 13-3 lead after two games, sweeping the right pair in both games.
Crescent City (2-3) got a 460 series from Chaz Emery.
Belle Chasse 22, East Jefferson 5: The Cardinals clinched the match after two games in defeating the Warriors at AMF.
Bryce Shepherd had a team-high 537 series as Belle Chasse (1-4) won its first match since starting its bowling program this season.
Gunner Frazier rolled a 466 series and claimed three of the five points for East Jefferson (0-5).
St. Therese 26, St. Augustine 1: The Phoenix dispatched of the Purple Knights at AMF.
Ryan Hebert had a 481 series and Logan LeJeune a 477 series to lead St. Therese (2-3).
Pierce Bondy’s 140 middle game paced St. Aug (0-5).
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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;…