On last Thursday 2/20 the Jackets girls team faced off against Istrouma for the second time this season.
The first game saw Lakin Fletcher jump out the gate with a solid 191 game. The rest of the team fared well and the girls finished with a 8-0 lead and a significant advantage in total pins.
Game two was a repeat performance will all of our girls holding decided advantages over their opponents. Briana Daigle posted her high game of the season with a 151. It was also an 8-0 finish to secure both the second game and the match.
The girls dropped a game in the final stanza after an unusually high performance in the two spot on the opposing side. Ann Savignol posted a solid 151 besting her average by over 25 pins.
All in all it was a dominant performance and a solid build block heading into the final matches of the season.
The final score was 26-1
Lakin Fletcher led the girls with a 506 (191)
The girls and boys face a tough test against Central on Thursday (2/27) with significant playoff implications for both the boys and girls. Be there and Go Jackets!
Monday’s match saw the continuation of district play with the Jackets facing off against Woodlawn.
Game one started off a little slow for all bowlers with only Alex Cedotal reaching his average (149) and Gabe Eunice throwing the high effort of the game with a 196 to barely miss his average. The high lane, especially, struggled to find a good line but really worked with each other to get into the pocket for the second and third game. The Jackets opened up a 7-1 advantage after the first game. Game two saw Mason Brock find a hot line to throw an exceptional 245. Cade Fletcher also found a line that carried better and pitched in a 225. The Jackets opened a commanding lead of 14-2 after game two and held the total pins advantage by 311.
The third game allowed further substitutions and thus all ten bowlers on the active roster saw action in the match.
The final score was 24-3, Jackets.
Cade Fletcher led the team with a 599 (225).
Both teams face off against Central next Thursday (2-27). On the boys side this match has been circled on the calendar all season as Central is the strongest team on our regular season schedule as well as a district rival. A district title will be on the line as well as a more favorable playoff seed. Central comes into the match on the boys side ranked #1 in the state wide power rankings. The Yellow Jacket boys are entering the match with the #3 power ranking in the state.
The Jacket girls will put their #13 power ranking and district honors on the line against Central who is sitting at #18.
These matches should bring a little taste of playoff atmosphere to All Star Lanes. Tell ALL your friends and family to come on over and support the Jackets! Lets go Jackets! Bring it!
Andrew Wilson and Cade Murray strategize on the split leave.
The Wednesday match this week saw both teams face off against Baton Rouge High who is fielding both a boys and a girls squad this year. It is always exciting to see growing programs in high school bowling.
Both teams today entered matches with key players out with illnesses.
The girls kicked off their match by splitting the head to head games 3-3 with the visiting Bulldogs who bowled their best game of the match in game one. Lakin Fletcher paced the Jackets with a solid 201 game. Briana Daigle bowled a 121 on the low lane to both exceed her average by 20 pins and secure the point. Total pins went to the Jackets in game one to set out with a 5-3 lead. Game two saw the Bulldogs drop back a little and the Jackets sped out to a 6-2 advantage. Cara Palamentier bowled a 119 on the low lane to secure her point and exceed her average by nearly 30 pins. With the match still in doubt the third game proved to be the deciding factor. The Jackets raced out to the best game of the day collecting an 818 as a team with Audrey Cedotal leading the way with a 192. The team carried a 7-1 advantage in the final game to pull out to a 21-6 win in the end.
The boys got off to a solid start in game one with Mason Brock (204) and Gabriel Eunice (256) posting games above their average on the high lane and Randall Mitchell filling in for the one spot with a 139 to carry his point. The high lane bowled 654 to help move the team out to a quick 7-1 advantage. Game two was more decisive with Cade Fletcher posting a 213 and Gabriel Eunice once again posting a scintillating 233 game to continue his hot start. Dylan Fowler dropped in a 197 on the low lane to carry his point by over 100 pins. The margin after game 2 was 15-1 which allowed us to substitute liberally in the last game. The high lane players stayed put as multiple players had shots at their high series.
In game three Dylan Bossom paced the low lane with his high game ever, a 132. On the high lane Gabriel Eunice needed a 211 to turn out his first 700 series. He decided to leave no doubt after a shaky open in the second frame to post seven strikes in a row to finish with a 257 and a Baton Rouge region leading 746 series.
The boys finished with a 24-3 final score over the visiting Bulldogs.
Gabriel Eunice puts the finishing touches on a 257 game and a 746 series.
The girls faced off against Glen Oaks who was shorthanded a player. In the first game the team started off pretty slow but managed to overwhelm the opponent. The Jackets ended the game with a 7-1 advantage on the score sheet. The second game saw some better performances. Layla Legendre started with the front six to post a 224 and the team took all 8 points in the game to secure the win.
The last game saw Brianna Daigle bowl her highest game (141) to easily carry her opponent point.
The final score after game 3 was 26-1.
Layla Legendre led all scorers with a 556 (224)
The girls came out the gate strong with a 6-2 advantage in the first game led my Lakin Fletcher with a 224 and Layla Legendre with an even 200. It was their top scoring performance of the season to that point with a 902. The second game was a slight step back in overall points but saw the girls sweep by with a 7-1 advantaged to enter the third game with 13 of the 14 points required to take the match. In the last game the girls left no doubt by eclipsing their game one performance with a 941 and taking all 8 points in the final match. Lakin Fletcher threw a 243 in game three and Angel Beadle paced the low lane with a stout 165. The final score was 24-3.
The girls also finished with their high series of the season, a 2703. It was an outstanding performance on the girls side today.
Lakin Fletcher was the team MVP with a 661 (224, 194, 243)
Kim telling the team about the girls excellent performance today
The boys started off slowly against Lutcher struggling to get the ball in the pocket and finishing with average to below average games for the most part. Gabe Eunice paced the boys in game one with a solid 205. Despite the slow start the team jumped out to a 7-1 lead in game one. Game two saw a solid performance on the low lane by Randall Mitchell who bowled a 151 in the one spot. The low lane carried all matchups and the team lead ballooned to 14-2 after game two. Game three allowed several substitutions which allowed some of our younger bowlers to get time in the lineup and show where they could fit in for the future. Mason Brock bounced back in the third game with a solid 202 to post only the second 200 on the roster of the day.
The boys won by a 22-5 margin. Spares were at a premium today and while we had streaks of expert spare coverage there were some gaps that we can take away and improve upon.
Gabe Eunice finished with the high set of the day for the boys with a 575 (202).
The boys get a week off before matching up against St. Michael’s. The girls will face Glen Oaks on Wednesday. JV will face off against Catholic High. Be there!