The Pearl City girls bowling team lost two seniors to graduation, but the Chargers appear to be as strong as ever.
The defending four time state and ILH champions knocked down 2,588 pins in the first OIA West competition of the season on Thursday at Schofield Lanes. Mililani was second with 2,478 and Leilehua took third with 1,961.
The Chargers were led by senior stalwart Chelsi Murashige, who had a high game of 228 to lead all girls and put together a 617 series.
Murashige has one individual state championship and one OIA title to her credit and was an important part of Pearl City’s last three title sweeps.
Kapolei made a statement on the boys side, leading the day with 2,487 pins. Campbell was second with 2,356 and Pearl City, which has won the last five OIA titles, was third with 2,335.
Anthony Brett had the high game with a 203 for the Hurricanes and Jaysten Jones paced them with a 546 series.
Blayne Gasper of Campbell was the high roller of the day with a 230 game and Waipahu’s Chayenne Kuamo’o-Malama put together a 554 series to beat Jones for the honors.
Here are the results from the OIA:
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