Girls Bowling: AOL tops Cabrini in key match; Chapelle, Kenner Discovery get wins

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Two-time state champion Academy of Our Lady took a big step toward reaching the 2021 playoff field with a 15-12 victory Thursday over Cabrini at AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner.

In a match with significant playoff implications, AOL (6-5) jumped to a 7-1 lead after the first game and held off a charge by Cabrini (5-4-1) to claim the victory.

Giselle Dufrene opened with a 201 game and finished with a 551 series, claiming three points in the process, to lead the Penguins. Laney Sasso had a 509 set from the anchor position.

Calley Chauvin paced the Crescents with a 518 series, including games of 213 and 203.

Entering this week, AOL was 16th in the unofficial LHSAA power ratings, one spot ahead of Cabrini.

Archbishop Chapelle 24, Albany 3: Senior Sarah Rubi fired a 664 series on games of 215-227-222 to help the Chipmunks remain unbeaten with a victory over the Hornets at Tangi Lanes in Hammond.

Chapelle had three other bowlers with 500 series – Marissa Rinderle (557), Madalyn Haas (533) and Olivia Bares (516) – as part of a 3,144 team series. The Chipmunks (11-0) conclude the regular season Monday against Cabrini.

Mackenzie Smith had a 507 set to pace Albany, which ended its regular season at 7-5.

Chapelle was second and Albany 12th in Monday’s unofficial power ratings.

Kenner Discovery 15, Mount Carmel 12: The Swamp Owls trailed after each of the first two games before rallying for the win over the Cubs at AMF.

Kenner Discovery (4-6-1) was down 6-2 after the first game and 9-7 after two before winning five of eight points in the final game and the three difference-making points for total pins. Madison Lemoine led the Swamp Owls with a 473 series.

Taylor Hunn’s 518 series, including a 204 opening game, led Mount Carmel (1-10), who bowled with a five-player lineup.

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