Bowling Bears Advance To Final Four With Come From Behind Win
In a narrow win against Central 17.5-9.5, the Bowling Bears opened their playoff run in the Bi-Regionals and advanced to the state quarterfinals later in the afternoon. High scorers for the Bears in the Central match-up were: Austin Bertrand 246, Easton Hollis 216, Philip O’Neill 214 and Brian Dinh 227.
In the afternoon contest, the Bears overcame adversity early in the match to defeat undefeated Dutchtown 19-8. Austin Bertrand led all bowlers with a 650 series and a high score of 242. Philip O’Neil led all competitors with a 254 game against Dutchtown.
Longtime head bowling coach Robin Deck, had plenty to say after her team’s victories on Tuesday at All Star Lanes. “The team demonstrated a maturity and calmness yesterday that helped lead to their victory. They did not get rattled when they went down 1-7 against Central. Instead, they exhibited mental toughness that has become a hallmark of this team.”
The Bears showed the same mental toughness earlier in the season at the Baton Rouge Invitational when they needed to get three strikes and a nine count to defeat Brother Martin by one pin. The rally helped them take 1st place in the Invitational. “They have worked continuously on their mental game all season, and I think that will be what gives us the edge next Friday,” added Deck.
The Bears will face H.L. Bourgeois of Houma in the semifinals beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 7th, at the Baton Rouge Raising Cane’s River Center. A victory would put CHS in the state finals facing the winner of Brother Martin and Vandebilt Catholic at 1 p.m.
Check out Kent Lowe’s article in The Advocate’s.