When the Kamehameha boys showed up to Hickam Lanes on Monday and threatened Hawaii Baptist’s dominance, Golden Eagles anchor Lane Hosaka was having no part of it.
Hosaka rolled a 257 game and 643 series to lead all bowlers and defending champion Hawaii Baptist rolled Kamehameha 2,971-2,203 to begin the fourth week of competition on Monday.
Kamehameha’s loss leaves HBA and Damien, which beat Punahou 3-0 on Monday, as the lone unbeatens on the boys side. The Golden Eagles and Monarchs will face each other next Monday. HBA rolls against Maryknoll today, while Damien takes on Mid-Pacific.
Hosaka, who carries a 189.75 average, beat his normal score in two of the first three games (257 and 234) before slipping to a 152 after the outcome was already decided. Logan Takeda added a 238 game and 625 series for Hawaii Baptist, and Bailey Lee contributed a 236/618 line. Owen Saito had a 226 and 585. Hosaka’s 257/643 were both season highs.
Isaiah Lee led Kamehameha with a 496 series, but his high game was only 184. Bonnie Chang matched his high series with a 492 and had a season-high game of 195.
In other boys matches on Monday:
>> Lanakila Baptist beat St. Francis 3-0 behind Jeremy Abela-Na’s 169/487 and Robert Baker contributed a 166/473.
>> Damien stayed unbeaten with a 3-0 win over Punahou. Alika Vendiola led the way with a 210 game for the Monarchs but didn’t participate in the middle game. Wilvin Suniga bowled in all three games and had a 516 series.
>> Maryknoll swept winless Hanalani behind Justin Ushio’s 190 game and 211 series, and Cole Valencia added a 177/485.
>> University swept Mid-Pacific 3-0 behind Joey Camacho’s 547 series featuring a 203 in the third game. Nichola Lacaden added a 511 series for the Junior ‘Bows.
>> ASSETS came back to win the last two games to nip Saint Louis 2-1. Nicholas Grocki was the closer for ASSETS, rolling a 210 in the decisive third game for a 489 series.
Hawaii Baptist’s Takeda, a sophomore, leads the circuit with a 193.64 average through 11 games with Hosaka’s 189.75 right behind him. University’s Lacaden is third on the list with a 185.25 average.
HBA girls all alone
The Golden Eagles girls team is the ILH’s lone unbeaten on that side, holding a 9-0 record to Sacred Hearts’ 8-1.
The Lancers lost their only game on Tuesday when Maryknoll jumped up and bit them 777-747 behind Kaycie Yamasaki’s 212 game. Caitlin Cunningham led Sacred Hearts with a 535 series on Tuesday, but scored only a 167 in the loss.
Hawaii Baptist swept Saint Andrews 3-0 to keep their unbeaten season going thanks to a 494 series by Zoe Wang, a 478 by Candace Minami and a 476 by Shelby Suzuki.
In other matches on Tuesday, St. Francis beat Kamehameha 2-1, Punahou beat Hanalani 2-1, Iolani swept Island Pacific 3-0 and Mid-Pacific blanked University 3-0.
Kami Yamamoto of St. Francis had the high game of the night with a 213 to put her in the top 10 on the average leaders at No. 9 with a 157.89.
Wang is on top of the ladder with a 170.44 average in nine games, followed by Sheri Tochiki of Mid-Pacific with a 169.89 and Cunningham of Sacred Hearts with a 168.67.
HBA and Sacred Hearts don’t meet until the last week of the regular season on Oct. 18.