St. Marys Memorial Earns Second Division II Boys Bowling State Championship, Belmont Union Local’s Alberto Dunlap Captures Individual State Crown
COLUMBUS, Ohio — St. Marys Memorial took home its second boys bowling state title, while Belmont Union Local’s Alberto Dunlap earned individual state champion honors at the 2019 OHSAA Division II boys bowling state tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl on Saturday.
Earning a 3-0 win in the state final match of the team championship round, St. Marys Memorial used scores of 258-194-219 to top state runner-up Plain City Jonathan Alder, which bowled scores of 201-180-192 in the state final. St. Marys Memorial entered the championship round as the four-seed, but topped Cadiz Harrison Central 3-2 (172-153-239-243-226 to 181-184-183-156-211) in the quarterfinals and earned a 3-2 win over eight-seeded Woodridge in the semifinals (188-215-236-194-203 to 236-206-155-212-179). Jonathan Alder repeats as state runner-up and made its seventh appearance at the bowling state tournament.
With St. Marys Memorial capturing the girls and boys Division II bowling titles, it marks the third time in OHSAA history a boys and girls team was able to secure a first place finish in the same years. This has only been accomplished by Coldwater in 2012 and 2015.
Belmont Union Local’s senior Alberto Dunlap bowled a three-game series of 719 (205-279-235) to take individual champion honors, tying the third-highest three-game score and earning the fifth-highest single-game score in Division II boys bowling state tournament history. St. Henry junior Jordan Thomas finished with a 700 (203-264-233) to earn state runner-up honors.
The 2019 OHSAA bowling state tournaments continue next weekend, with Division I girls taking to the lanes on Friday, March 8, and Division I boys on Saturday, March 9.