Bowling Team Falls in Regional Tournament, Two Singles Advance to Bi-Regional
On Monday, March 20, the Blue Jay bowling team hit the lanes in Kenner for the regional tournament. The Blue Jays won their first game handily, beating the Bonnabel Bruins by 21 points, but ended their season in game two when they were barely edged out by the Holy Cross Tigers.
Though Jesuit did not advance to the bi-regional tournament, the bowlers made an impressive showing. In each of their three games against Bonnabel, five of six Blue Jay bowlers outscored their opponents, nabbing all of the bonus points for total pins. By the end of the match, the bowlers had outpaced the Bruins by over 600 pins.
Sophomore Adam Francis had an amazing day, opening play by hitting 208, 233, and 246 games for a whopping total series of 687 against Bonnabel. Not far behind, junior Trent Greco bowled 223 and 204 games with a series of 587. Junior Gerard Miller followed with a 221 game for a 559 series.
In game two, Jesuit fell to Holy Cross by only three points, a testament to the match’s evenness. In fact, by the end of the second game, the Jays had the lead, 9-7. Though the teams each saw three victorious bowlers in the final game, the Tigers edged out the Jays for not only that game’s pin total bonus points, but also those for overall total. Holy Cross beat Jesuit by only 50 pins.
Against the Tigers, the Blue Jays again made an impressive stand. Francis bowled 205, 223, and 201 games for a total series of 629. On his heels, Greco bowled a 232 game for a 586 series. Sophomore Jake Stiegler also racked up a 216 game and total series of 543, while junior Alex Barron bowled a 209 game for a 537 series. Miller followed with a 516 series.
While the Blue Jays as a team are out, two bowlers placed for singles — Francis and Greco — and will advance to the bi-regional tournament in Baton Rouge next week. Francis has also been named District 1’s All-District 2nd Team for his season leading high game of 289, as no other bowler in District 1 had a better score than this.
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