Today was the last home game for our senior girls. It is an honor to have you as part of our teams and we wish you all the best as you move on to amazing endeavors in your lives.
Lakin Fletcher, Angel Beadle, Cara Palamentier accept flowers from the team celebrating their last home games.
As the tagline went before the game
#1 Central vs. #2 Denham Springs on the boys side. #19 Central vs. #13 Denham Springs on the girls side. District titles and playoff seeding are on the line. Let’s bring a little playoff atmosphere to All-Star today! Be there! Go Jackets!!!
Lots on the line in this one.
The girls match was one that lived up to the urgency of being on the edge of playoff seeding. A loss could have the losing team sitting on the outside looking in. A win solidifies the likelihood of a postseason draw. Game one saw Lakin Fletcher post a win and a 207 to provide much needed cushion on total pins after the first game. The teams split the head to head matches 3-3 but total pins gave the Jackets a 5-3 lead heading into game two. Game two saw Lakin Fletch keep the pressure up with a 212. Layla Legendre also got on track to post a 189. Once again the teams split the head to head matches 3-3 but total pins again gave the Jackets the game, a 10-6 advantage after two and a shaky 68 pin lead heading into the final match. The third game was a nail biter with both lanes being within single pins late into the match. Once again, the teams split the head to head matchups 3-3. Layla Legendre posted a strong 220 in the final game to keep the team close in total pins but the Wildcats pulled out the total pins advantage in game three to win 5-3. This brought the entire match down to the total pins advantage built up in the first two games. The Jackets took overall with a 57 pin advantage and won the match 16-11.
Lakin Fletcher led the girls team with a 561 (212).
The boys match was more lopsided with the Central Wildcats proving their worth as a state title contender this year. The first game saw each team drop average performances which set the match off with a significant advantage for the Central Wildcats. Gabe Eunice carried the only win in game one and Central ran out to a 176 pin lead. Game two proved to be the decisive game of the match with Central delivering the best single game performance of the year thrown against the Jackets with a 1291. Central’s low lane shot 681 to overwhelm the Jackets low lane in terms of total pins. Still, Quincy Brown tossed in a 222 on the strength of seven strikes in a row to carry a game on the low lane. Cade Fletcher tossed a 246 in on the high lane to give the Jackets two wins in the stanza. The score was 13-3 after two games with a decided total pins advantage for the Wildcats leaving a mathematical chance, but little hope heading into game three. The Jackets put together a solid outing in the most competitive game of the match but still only came away 1.5 points in the game. Cade Fletcher shot a 233 in the effort.
The final was 22.5-4.5 for the visiting Wildcats.
Cade Fletcher led the team for the Jackets with a solid 672 (246).