CHS Boys and Girls Bowling vs Albany

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    In their regular season finale on Wednesday (3-19-14), #5 Central Boys Bowling (9-2) looked to rebound from a stunning loss two days earlier to St Amant (6-5) and get back on track against the Hammond District Champion, Albany (6-4).  And get back on track is just what happened.  Central had a school-record setting performance in their 25.5-1.5 and 3521-2629 victory.  By almost 200 pins, the 3521 series is by far the highest series ever rolled by a Central team.  Central ran away from Albany by winning Game 1 7-1 (1175-908), Game 2 8-0 (1133-862) and Game 3 7.5-.5 (1213-859). Individually, Jacob Garretson (Junior/Captain) regained his Central Boys Series Record with a tremendous 755 series (257, 229 and 269).  The previous record holder, Parker Aucoin (Freshman) added a 617 (216, 204 and 197) and probably the hottest Wildcat lately, Sean Murphy (Senior) rolled a 621 (233, 191 and 197).  In the game, Dylan Ringo (Freshman) added a 203 and Johnathan Ryder (Sophomore) rolled a 202.
    With the match never in doubt, Central finished the match on a high note and will try to keep the momentum going on Monday (3-24-14) at All Star Lanes 3:15pm against former state powerhouse St Michaels (1-10) in Round 1 of the LHSAA Bowling State Playoffs.
    #3 Central Girls Bowling (10-1) ended their regular season with their biggest win of the season on Wednesday (3-19-14) at All Star Lanes.  In what turned out to be the match of the year, Central knocked off #2 Albany (9-3) in a nail biter that went down to the very last bowler.
    Central would open the match with a Game 1 victory and take a 5-3 and 961-917 lead.  The 961 is a new Central Girls Game Record.  Kaylee Robinson (Sophomore) came out on fire and finished with a team high 217 in Game 1 and Haley Young (Junior/Co-Captain) added a 181.  Game 2 couldn’t have been any closer as Albany grabbed a 5-3 and 872-871 victory.  Albany would even up the score at 8-8 and only trail the Wildcats by 43 overall.  Sarah LeDuff (Sophmore/Co-Captain) would lead all bowlers with 182 in Game 2.
    With the match basically all tied up, both teams matched each other mark for mark in Game 3.  In fact, the match would come down to a freshman picking up a spare.  That freshman was Brittnee Robinson of Central and with the match on the line, she delivered!  With the spare (and good pin count on the “fill ball”), Brittnee not only won her match by 2 pins, but helped Central maintain their overall Total Pin lead by 21 pins.  Albany won Game 3 5-3 and 875-853, but Central won Total Pins by a score of 2685-2664 for the extra 3 points.  After all the points were calculated, the Wildcats would squeak out a 14-13 victory over one of the best teams in the state.  Young would lead the Wildcats in the final game with a 227.  
    Overall Young led the Wildcats with a 574, LeDuff rolled a 485, Kaylee Robinson had a 480 and Brittnee Robinson chipped in a 447.  Albany’s lead-off bowler, Alaina Blahut, was high with a 507 (192).  Central will begin the LHSAA Bowling State Playoffs on Tuesday at 1:30PM against the winner of St Amant (2-6) and Denham Springs (4-5).  The Wildcats look to continue their quest for a State Championship with a win and head to New Orleans for Bi-Regionals on Thursday (4-3-14) at AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner, LA.