Chase Ueno of Waimea rolled the day’s high score of 225 to lead the Menehune boys to its first Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation bowling win, Thursday.
The Kaua‘i High School girls, despite the absence of top individualist Darcie Vea, managed to stay 46 pins ahead of Waimea to pick up its fifth straight win at the Lihu‘e Bowling Center.
The Red Raider girls finished the day with a 1976 total followed by Waimea girls at 1930 and Kapa‘a at 1682.
The Menehune boys, in picking up its first win this season, finished with a 2364 pinfall over three games followed by the Kapa‘a boys, getting a high roll of 216 from Randy Iloreta Jr., the KIF’s top boys individualist, finishing with a 2133 pinfall. Kaua‘i fell to third place this season, ending with a 2120 pinfall, just 13 pins back of the Warrior men.
Ueno, in his Thursday rolls, finished with a pair of 200 scores, 225 and 216, putting him in a tie with Iloreta for top individualist honors at 207 average over nine games.
Iloreta Jr. finished with a high 216, Thursday and holds an 1863 pinfall over nine games, the same as Ueno, for the 207 average.
Kyle Balisacan, rolling the second highest score for Kaua‘i, Thursday at 171, sits in third place for the boys individualists with a 1569 pinfall over nine games and a 174.33 average, challenged by team mate Ammon Ho‘opi‘i-Akau who is just 11 pins back in the nine-game pinfall and a 173.11 average.
High point honors for Kaua‘i went to Germini Tangonan with a 187, Thursday, helping his 1327 nine-game pinfall for a 147.44 average, just one pin ahead of Kapa‘a’s Austin Perez-Jacinto (1326 pinfall, 147.33 average).
Perez-Jacinto was consistent, Thursday, rolling a high 123 and 121.
Following Ueno’s lead, Weston Souza finished with a high 184, helping his 1333 pinfall over nine games and a 148.11 average.
Kalei Nakaya, fifth in the individualists,
rolled a high 157 and 156 to help his 1467 pinfall and 163.00 average.
With just one match remaining on Oct. 20, Kaua‘i boys sits in the lead with three points in the standings followed by Kapa‘a and Waimea with a point each.
Aniase Soltren picked up the pace for Kaua‘i girls in the absence of Vea, posting a high roll of 178 to lead the Raider ladies’ win, that score helping her in fourth place in the individualists with a 1354 pinfall over nine games for a 150.44 average.
Vea sits at the top of the girls individualists with a 1590 pinfall over nine games and a 176.67 average.
Angelika Questin currently sits at No. 2 for the girls individualists with a 1419 pinfall and a 157.67 average, rolling a high 149 to help Kapa‘a, Thursday.
High point honors went to Junelle Cacal and Reggie McCabe, both Warrior wahine rolling a high 153.
Individually, McCabe sits at No. 5 below Soltren with a 1330 pinfall and 147.78 average followed by Cacal with a 1327 pinfall and 147.44 average.
Lacie Montemayor rolled high point honors for the Waimea girls at 189, helping her No. 3 position in individualists with a 1410 pinfall and 156.67 average.
With the students off for the fall break, the final KIF bowling match will roll on Oct. 20 starting at 5 p.m. at the Lihu‘e Bowling Center.
• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.