Red Raiders sweep KIF bowling opener

Kelsey Cadiente came in and rolled a 192 to help lead Kaua‘i High School to a sweep of the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation bowling season Saturday.

Cadiente, rolling Game 3 for Sherri Cubangbang, joined fellow Raider bowlers Aimee Palaroan’s (191-143-153) high score 191 and Jessica Iwata’s (163-120-170) high score of 170 to lead the Kaua‘i girls to a 2271 pinfall.

The Waimea boys outrolled Kaua‘i 785-726 in Game 1, but the Red Raiders, led by William Balbin and Kelii Gonnsalves, came back with strong Games 2 and 3 to take the outing by a scant 51 pins, 2275-2224.

Matthew Haack of Waimea set the pace for field, rolling a 197 in Game 1, the day’s highest score for the boys before settling to a 179 and 152 in games 2 and 3, respectively.

Daniel Nonaka rolled a 186 for Waimea in Game 1 to help lead the Menehune, but dropped to a 127 and 159 in games 2 and 3, respectively.

Nelson Acosta (129-144-89), Dominic Palabay (114-146-137) and Harold Shimono Jr. (159-156-150) figured in the Menehune boys’ scoring.

Kaua‘i’s William Balbin set the pace in Game 1 with a 161 followed by Gonnsalves’ 156 and Brad Russell finishing at 152. Balbin continued the pace in Game 2 with a 189 comeback followed by John Quisel, subbing for Russell, with a 188 and Gonnsalves’ 187.

Gannsalves picked up the pace in Game 3 with a 178 followed by Balbin finishing at 147 and Benji Bersamira’s 146.

Russell Cubangbang rolled a 120 in Game 1, Joey Higashi contributed a 125 and 127 in Games 2 and 3, and Michael Tabata finished with a 130 in Game 2 to account for the Kaua‘i scoring.

Aaron Belmonte paced the Warrior boys with pinfalls of 171, 145 and 177 for an overall 2020. Other scoring Warriors included Kekoa Colipano (108-131-73), Florendo Melchor (152-108-132), Rydge Nuesca (105-165-130) and Troy Wong (159-126-138).

Island School boys leaders included Scott Emberson (122-71-101), Edwin Choy (125-105-88), Jayson Manzano (131-104-99), Jayke Manzano (59-54-46) and Daniel Miller (70-108-84).

Kapa‘a girls were led by Mindy Agena (168-127-139) and Joanna Chang (158-135-144), finishing the day with a 1798 pinfall.

Mikala Johnson rolled a 73 in Game 2, Jamilyn Kelekoma (108-117-106) and Kira Nakamura (117-117-91) figured in the Warrior wahine tally.

Wailana Borrero finished with 150 and 162 in Games 2 and 3, respectively, Kathleen Cadiente (149-141-142) and Alexis Peterson, rolling a 123 in Game 1, figured in the Kaua‘i girls’ scoring.

Bronte Acosta (122-198-166), Kristen Garma, rolling a 117 in Game 3, Tiffany Lum (141-187-151), Jennifer Pancho, finishing with a 117 and 128 in games 1 and 2, respectively, Kathleen Singson (110-138-159) and Arlene Valmoja (99-131-163) figured in the Menehune scoring.

Megan Perius (149-121-96) and Angela Choy (88-88-73) were the Island School girl bowlers.

KIF bowling continues this Saturday with the first balls rolling at 2 p.m. at the Lihu‘e Bowling Center.

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