Maeha begins OIA bowling season with top series

Two time defending state champion Gwen Maeha of Leilehua put up a 519 series to pace the girls in the opener of OIA West bowling at Schofield Lanes on Thursday.

Maeha’s effort was highlighted by a high game of 189. Campbell’s Kourtney Adams was right behind her with a 506 series but beat Maeha with a high game of 192.

Maeda beat Adams by 14 pins in last year’s state championship. She is trying to become the state’s first three-time state champ since Kalani’s Dara Ajimine in 2006-08.

Leilehua’s girls were the only team to knock down more than 2,000 pins, scoring 2,113. Pearl City was second with 1,978 behind Sydni Inafuku‘s 448 and Campbell was third with 1,962.

Kapolei’s Jaysten Jones rolled a 553 series with a high game of 222 in the boys competition.

Jones helped the Hurricanes knock down 2,263 pins, trailing only Leilehua (2,335) and Waipahu (2,367) among boys teams. Chase Fernandez paced the Mules with a 196 game and 524 series.

Here are the complete results:

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