CHS Girls’ Bowling Beats Denham, Splits with St. Joseph’s

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By Coach Godley

                Central Girls' Bowling (5-0) defeated the Yellow Jackets (2-2) for a second time this season and in convincing fashion.  Central would win all three games en route to a 20-7 and 2423-2253 victory on Wednesday, February 12.  Wednesday would mark the first time all season that the Wildcats would break 800 every game.  Central won Game 1 (6-2, 809-704), Game 2 (6-2, 800-738), and Game 3 (5-3, 814-811).  Game 1 was led by Haley Young (Junior & Co-Captain) with a 161, and Sarah LeDuff (Sophomore & Co-Captain) led Games 2 and 3 with a 182 and 195.

                Coming into this season the Central Girls had never defeated the Yellow Jackets, and now the Wildcats have won the last two meetings.  Overall, Central was led by LeDuff’s 526 series, followed by Young’s 509, and Sophomore Kaylee Robinson’s 443.  The Yellow Jackets were led by Bridgette Roundtree (183/475).



                Sometimes setting new school records just isn’t enough.  The Central Girls (6-1) set new school records in Games (919) and Series (2566), and yet St. Joseph's Academy (3-2) bowled just a little better at their place (Circle Bowl).  St. Joseph's seemed to be able to bowl just enough each game to edge the Wildcats on Tuesday, February 18, and win the match 18-9 and 2651-2566.  The Wildcats would drop each game 3-5 and by narrow margins in Total Pins (919-935 in Game 1, 867-908 in Game 2 and 780-808 in Game 3).  Even more remarkable was the fact that the highest St. Joseph's had bowled all season was a 791, and they topped that every game.  Central was led in Game 1 by Sophomore Kaylee Robinson with a 204, her first ever LHSAA 200+ game.  Closely behind was Freshman Brittnee Robinson with a 190.  Junior and Co-Captain Haley Young would try to keep the Wildcats in the match with a 177 and 183 in Games 2 and 3.  Overall, Young led the Wildcats with a 510 series, followed by Brittnee Robinson’s 484, Kaylee Robinson and Sophomore Co-Captain Sarah LeDuff’s 468.  St Joseph's was paced by a great 601 (243 game) from anchor Claire Barbier, and a 474 from Hope Bovard.  Aaliyah Johnson led both teams with 154 pins over average.

                On Wednesday, February 19, it was Central’s turn to be at home at All Star Lanes in a match where the winner would take complete control of the district.  The young Wildcats put Tuesday’s loss behind them and took back control of the Baton Rouge District.  While the ink was still drying from the record breaking performance of a day earlier, the Wildcats rewrote school history again in Games (922) and Series (2631).  This time Central’s great bowling would be more than enough to defeat St Joseph's.  In fact, the final score would reflect a blowout.  Central would cruise to a 23-4 and 2631-2319 victory.  Central was led every game by Young’s outstanding 670 series (including games of 267, 214 and 189).  Young’s 670 is the second highest girls’ series in the school’s history.  LeDuff also turned in a nice series at 506 (193 game).  Bovard led St Joseph's with a 504 (180).  Central is proving that they can compete with anyone in the Baton Rouge area.  With wins against U High and Redemptorist, the Lady Wildcats will bring home their first District Title.  This Wednesday, February 26 at All Star Lanes (3:15PM), Central looks to get one step closer to a District Title by facing U High, who the Wildcats blew out 26-1 earlier this season.


                                        Wins                       Losses                   Total Pins

CENTRAL                      6                              1                              16947

Redemptorist                  7                              2                              18799

St Joseph Academy       3                              2                              11525

Denham Springs             3                              4                              13517

University High                 0                              5                              6944