Campbell leads girls at state bowl

LIHUE — The Waimea High School girls bowling team, representing the Kauai Interscholastic Federation at the Billy Tees Hawaii High School Athletic Association, were OK with their scores Thursday following the opening rounds.

“It was alright,” said Pomai Campos-Banasihan who finished No. 49 with a 6-game total 888. “We can try again Friday. That’s about all we can do.”

Kapaa’s Dana Murata, settling in at No. 41 following the opening set of three games, recovered to finish at No. 17 with a 987 pinfall. On the team level, Waimea girls sits at No. 7 with a 4022 pinfall.

“We’re 41 pins off the lead,” said Chailah Ganiron, Pearl City girls team captain. “We’re at No. 3. Campbell is No. 1 with 4837 pinfall. We’re 41 pins back. That’s four spares, four strikes, four times I made a mistake. … Very doable. We’re going to have to stay positive, cheer harder and stay focused.”

Following the first day, Gwen Maeha of Leilehua High School leads the individual bowlers with a 1226 pinfall over six games followed by Raquel Takayama of Maryknoll at 1126.

Results of the boys were not available at press time.

The state bowling championship continues today from 8 a.m. at Kauai Bowl.


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