One high-seeded team in Baton Rouge failed to advance and a major upset in the lone New Orleans match highlighted the final day of regional play in the two cities at All-Star Lanes sites in Kenner and Baton Rouge.
The field is set for the BR-NOLA biregional Tuesday at All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge.
On the open side in Baton Rouge, third-seeded Runnels lost for only the second time all year when it fell to Madison Prep, 151/2-111/2 in a match that advanced Madison Prep to the biregional, then Runnels lost again in a losers round for the final advancing teams, 18-9, to St. Michael.
The major upset in New Orleans came when top-seeded Cabrini, which fell in the advancing round Monday to defending state champion Albany, had to come back and beat Academy of Our Lady to get to biregional, and it was not to be as AOL was a dominating 22-5 winner in the best of 27 three-game match.
In the other Baton Rouge winners advance bracket in the open division, undefeated Central, with Jacob Garretson and Parker Aucoin both posting 650 sets, won 211/2-51/2 over Baton Rouge High. Keondra Eaton had a 639 for the losers. Second-seeded Dutchtown also easily advanced, 24-3, over St. Michael with Chad Conard (617) and Trey Kauffman (609) leading the win. St. Amant advances with a 16-11 win over Broadmoor with Prentiss Stanley posting a 624. In Madison Prep’s win, Ashley Triggs had a 519.
In the matches to advance the final two teams, St. Michael beat Runnels and was led by Cole McCollough’s 621, while Broadmoor advanced, 21-6, over Baton Rouge High as Ivan Isadore had a 230 game and Ritch Bolden 602.
In the girls Baton Rouge matches, the top two seeds moved to the biregional easily, with Central winning 23-4 over Denham Springs as Haley Young posted a 576 series. St. Joseph’s was a 23-4 winner over St. Michael. Denham Springs came back and remained alive with a win over St. Michael in an advancement match.
So in the 10-team open division biregional, undefeated Brother Martin(1) and Central (2) are the top seeds with Dutchtown the third seed, followed by Rummel, St. Amant, Jesuit, Madison Prep, Shaw and Broadmoor.
The bottom four seeds will have to win three matches to advance to the state semis April 10, while the top six seeds need just two wins.
The BR-NOLA biregional on the girls side has six teams and St. Scholastica (1) and Central (2) will need to win just one match Tuesday to advance to the state semis. Central will meet the winner of the St. Joseph’s (3)-Denham Springs match (6), while Albany (4) will meet Academy of Our Lady (5).