Kauai boys, Kapaa girls take KIF bowling opener

LIHUE — The Kauai High School boys and the Kapaa High School girls took top honors Thursday at Kauai Bowl in Lihue.

Ian Luis, rolling the highest match of the day at 206 in the opening match, led the Kauai boys to a 2345 pinfall for first place and 11 points in the standings.

The Kauai boys finished first in both the first and second matches, but dropped to second in the third match. Luis finished the day with scores of 206, 147 and 198 to lead the Red Raiders.

Amanda Thayer of Kapaa rolled the high game for the girls with a 170 in the first of three matches.

Angelica Questin, a returning bowler for the Warrior wahine, led the Kapaa girls with rolls of 144, 135 and 167 to give Kapaa girls an 1821 pinfall and 12 points in the standings after the Warrior wahine swept three of its matches.

Kristen Yam was the No. 2 girl bowler for Kapaa, rolling a 113, 125 and 116.

Kauai High School girls finished a consistent second with the Red Raiders getting the lead from Geneva Dela Cruz (133-131-94) and Jaffia Ballesteros (129-114-105).

Kauai finished the day with a 1646 pin total and received additional solid performances from Red Raiders’ Janice Purisima (110-124-97) and Frances Morden (139-82-102).

Waimea ended the day with a 1485 score and four points in the standings.

Showing strong in the second match for the Menehune was Selena Suniga and Maisie Sagucio. Suniga rolled a 150 while Sugucio added 123 pins to Waimea’s 512 total.

The second match was the closest between all three schools as Kapaa finished atop with a 557 behind Questin’s 135 followed by Kauai at 541.

The Kauai boys were strong for its first two matches, but gave up first place to Waimea by just six pins, 758-752 in the third match.

Rolling behind Luis, Kauai got strong showings from Rendie Mones (134-161-130), Brandon Agas (141-176-163), Christian Iloreta (170-164-158) and Andrew Cruz (129-165-103).

Kalei Nakaya topped the Waimea showing on rolls of 179, 130, and 125 followed by Chase Ueno (167-160-176), Weston Souza (159-154-170) and Gibson Guillermo (119-157-118). Waimea boys collected a 2198 total for its efforts.

Jeorge Robert Ho (123-154-140) and Riley Dabin (122-118-138) topped the Kapaa showing of 1885 pinfall.

Following the first week, Luis tops the individual boys averages with a 183.667 followed by Ueno at 167.667, Iloreta at 164 and Souza at 161, just a pin ahead of Agas (160).

Questin tops the girls individual average with a 148.667 followed by Suniga at 137.333, Sagucio at 122.667, Dela Cruz at 119.333 and Ballesteros at 116.

The KIF hosts its second match of the season Thursday at the Kauai Bowling Center at 5:30 p.m.

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