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 both All-Star Lanes sites in Kenner and Baton Rouge.
The field is now set for the BR-NOLA biregional set for Tuesday at All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge.
On the open side in Baton Rouge, the third seeded The Runnels School lost for only the second time all year when it fell Madison Prep, 15.5-11.5 in a match that advanced Madison Prep to biregional, then Runnels lost again in a losers round for the final advancing teams, 18-9, to Saint Michael’s.
The major upset in New Orleans came when top-seeded Cabrini, which fell in the advancing round on 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 winner’s advance bracket in the open division, undefeated Central, with Jacob Garretson and Parker Aucoin both posting 650 sets, won 21.5-5.5 over Baton Rouge High. Keondra Eaton had 639 for the losers. Second seed Dutchtown also easily advanced, 24-3, over Saint Michael’s with Chad Conard (617) and Trey Kauffman (609) leading the win. St. Amant plays on with a 16-11 win over Broadmoor with Prentiss Stanley posting 624. In Madison Prep’s win, Ashley Triggs had a 519.
In the matches to advance the final two teams, Saint Michael’s was led by Cole McCollough over Runnels with a 621, while Broadmoor advanced, 21-6, over Baton Rouge High as Ivan Isadore had 230 and Ritch Bolden 602.
In the girls Baton Rouge matches, the top two seeds moved through to biregional easily with Central winning 23-4 over Denham Springs with Haley Young posting 576 and St. Joseph’s Academy, a 23-4 winner over St. Michael’s. Denham came back and remained alive with a win over St. Michael’s 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 Archbishop Rummel, St. Amant, Jesuit, Madison Prep, Archbishop Shaw and Broadmoor. The bottom four seeds will have to win three matches to advance to the state semifinals on April 10, while the top six seeds need just two wins.
The BR-NOLA biregional on the girl’s side has six teams and St. Scholastica (1) and Central (2) will need to win just one match on 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).