Kaua‘i girls undefeated, Waimea boys 1-up in KIF bowling

Waimea boys picked up its second straight win and the Kaua‘i girls remain undefeated as Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation entered the third week of its bowling season Saturday.

Jessica Iwata increased her season-total pincount to 1,432 as she led the Red Raider girls to a 2,088 win to keep its undefeated run intact.

Matthew Haack increased his season pincount to 1,578 with three strong games, including a 200 roll in Game 3 to lead the Waimea boys to a 2,355 total.

Last week, Waimea edged Kaua‘i by just 11 pins. This week, the Menehune increased the margin as Kaua‘i boys filled in second place with a 2,244 total. Kapa‘a followed at 2,137 with Island School finishing at 1,553.

Following the Raider ladies’ 2,088 mark for first place, Waimea finished at 1,991, Kapa‘a totaled 1,900 and Island School fielded two bowlers who combined for 632 over three games.

Iwata, holding the girls’ season lead in pinfall, reaped team high-score honors with a 176 in Game 3, a strong end after she started with a 156 in Game 1 and subbed out in Game 2. Kathleen Cadiente followed with a 160 in Game 1 and Aimee Paloroan rolled a 150 in Game 3.

Waimea’s Bonte Acosta rolled a 173 in Game 2 for the Menehune high-game total followed by Tiffany Lum rolling a 164 in Game 1 and a 164 in Game 2.

Lum holds the Waimea lead for season total pinfall at 1,404 followed by Acosta at 1,345.

Mindy Agena, holding the Kapa‘a lead in season pinfall at 1,355, paced the Warrior ladies with three solid games: 152, 195 and 133. Joanna Chang, second highest Kapa‘a season pinfall holder at 1,299, followed Agena’s lead on rolls of 139, 148 and 165.

Angela Choy led the Island School girls on totals of 127, 104 and 102, but is second in season pinfall totals at 882 compared to Megan Perius who has 964 following her Saturday games of 120, 96 and 83.

Following Haack, Harold Shimono Jr. holds the second highest season pinfall total for the Waimea boys at 1,392 following his Saturday performance of 161, 181 and 148.

Kapa‘a’s Aaron Belmonte holds the second highest season pinfall total at 1,560, just 18 pins behind Haack.

Belmonte led the Kapa‘a boys with games of 158, 196 and 162 followed by Troy Wong (178-149-163) and Florendo Melchor (151-107-184). Melchor, finishing with a season pinfall of 1,051 is just 13 pins ahead of Rydge Nuesca who rolled a 129, 108 and 154, Saturday.

William Balbin holds the season pinfall total lead for Kaua‘i at 1,331 following Saturday’s games of 160 and 155. Following him, Kelii Gonnsalves holds a 1,137 pinfall after rolling just one game, 135, Saturday.

Benji Bersamina follows with a 1,040 season pinfall after games of 130, 143 and 168.

Jayson Manzano holds the Island School season pinfall lead at 903 following two games of 137 and 88, Saturday.

Edwin Choy also rolled just two games, 117 and 142 for a 778 season pinfall total. Daniel Miller follows at 752 following two games, 104 and 103, Saturday.

This Saturday marks the fourth week for KIF bowling with the first pins dropping at 2 p.m. at the Lihu‘e Bowling Center.

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