The Denham Springs girls team faced a traditionally strong squad in East Ascension. Layla Legendre set the pace in game one for the Jackets with a 236. Lakin Fletcher also pitched in a strong 196 but the advantage at other positions proved difficult to overcome in the first game and EA took the game 5-3. The second game was a near mirror of the first and the Jackets found themselves on the down side of a 10-6 score in favor of the visiting Spartans. The last game was a little more one-sided with EA throwing some strong games to create a final advantage of 20-7.
Freshman Layla Legendre continued her early season success tossing her highest series ever with a 583 (236). Senior Lakin Fletcher also had a strong and consistent performance with a 575 (203)
On the boys side, East Ascension came out the gate with a very consistent but solid game from each of their starters in game one. Denham Springs struggled a little out the gate after a long layoff from bowling at All Star. EA took the lead after game one 6-2. Denham Springs was able to adjust some and get back in the match in game two with a strong effort of 1142 to tie things up. Dylan Fowler threw nine strikes in a row to throw his personal best of 264 on the low lane. EA maintained a 95 point lead after the second game in what looked like a match going down to the wire. In the final game each team started off strong before things went a litle off the rails for the Jackets who left numerous splits and left a few easy spares out there. EA took the last game 6-2 and was able to expand their total pins advantage and take the match 17-10.
Cade Fletcher led all bowlers on the boys side with a 639 (235).
There were certainly some good things to take from todays matches but there were also opportunities missed. Both Jackets teams will regroup and hit the lanes again on Wednesday against St. Amant.