LAFAYETTE – Brother Martin of New Orleans posted 21 strikes in the first 30 shots of the second game of the finals of the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Bowling Championships Friday at Acadiana Lanes and rolled from there to a 20-7 decision over Central in the Open Division title match.
Down 5-3 after one game in the best of 21-point match, the Crusaders averaged over 200 for the game, posting a 1,231 total in winning all six individual matches and the game to go up 11-5 enroute to a 20-7 decision.
Robert Beecher, who would go on to win the state singles title for the boys, led Brother Martin with a 228 average for the three games and Max Oertiling would take the bronze with a 213 average in the title match. Parker Aucoin of Central won the silver with a strong 219 average in the final three-games.
Central got off to a strong start, rolling 1,169 in the opening game behind Aucoin’s 222 and Jacob Garretson’s 239, but only Aucoin was able to withstand the onslaught by the Crusaders at the start of the second game.
Central also fell in the final match for the girl’s title to St. Scholastica, 19-8, in a match that only had a five-pin difference in total pins after two games. Down 9-7 after two games, but with a 5-pin advantage in total, Central could not stay with St. Scholastica as they won five of the six matches led by the 208 of Sara Breaux.
Kayla Engeron of St. Charles Catholic won the gold medal in girl’s singles with a 191 average, while Hailie Savoie of Teurlings Catholic posted 189 and Lizzie Voisin of Ellender took the bronze with a 183 average.