The top four open division seeds from the New Orleans area region advanced on the opening day of the high school bowling playoffs at Kenner’s All-Star Lanes and will compete in the Baton Rouge-New Orleans biregional on March 31.
Brother Martin, Archbishop Rummel, Jesuit and Archbishop Shaw all won easily to remain alive.
Undefeated Brother Martin was a 22-5 winner over Holy Rosary, which defeated Bonnabel 18-9 in the opening round.
Second seed and two-time champion Rummel was a 22-5 winner over Holy Cross — a 26-1 winner over St. Thomas Aquinas — in the best of 27-point three-game matches. Third-seeded Jesuit knocked out Albany 24-3 after Albany beat St. Augustine 21-6.
Shaw had the toughest match of the day in the 4-5 match, beating Chalmette 16-11.
The girls in the New Orleans region advanced two of three teams on Monday and will have two teams bowl a match on Wednesday in Kenner for the final spot.
The biggest upset came as the defending champion from Albany, just a four-seed in the New Orleans regional, beat Holden 18-9 and then knocked off No. 1 seed Cabrini 20-7 to advance to biregional.
Second seed St. Scholastica was a 19-8 winner over Academy of Our Lady, an earlier 24.5-2.5 winner over Holy Rosary.
In the opening round, St. Scholastica took down Chalmette 26-1. Cabrini must come back Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and meet Academy of Our Lady for the final available girls spot.