Brooke Higa of Baldwin High School was the top scorer among Maui Interscholastic League competitors after six games in the Billy Tees State Bowling Championships at Kauai Bowl in Lihue, totaling a 1,050 to end Thursday in sixth place in the girls standings.
Higa, who had the top average in the MIL this year and was third in the 2011 state tournament, was 54 pins behind the leader, Shaianne Yockman of Kapolei. Ashlyn-Rae Castro of Pearl City was second with a 1,063, one pin in front of Mililani's Breanne Hew.
The tournament will conclude with three games today.
Chelsea Kadokawa of Baldwin was 25th with a 958, and teammate Kristen Espania-Kaeo was tied for 43rd with a 905.
In the boys competition, MIL medalist Tyler Yamasaki of Baldwin was 27th with a 1,034. Mililani's Ronson Dagdag was the leader with a 1,271, one pin ahead of Pearl City's Nicholas Azumi. Ian Shanks (1,095) of Island Pacific Academy was third.
Jeremy Chang of King Kekaulike ended the day in 32nd place with a 1,018, and Maui High's Trent Hori was 50th with a 971.
Billy Tees State Bowling
Thursday's Team Scores At Kauai Bowl
Girls-1. Pearl City 5,076, 2. Mililani 4,890, 3. Punahou 4,643, 4. Hawaii Baptist 4,623, 5. Baldwin 4,516, 6. Waiakea 4,389, 7. Kalani 4,243, 8. Kauai 4,224.
Boys-1. Pearl City 5,718, 2. Mililani 5,416, 3. Kalani 5,188, 4. Hawaii Baptist 5,165, 5. Iolani 4,988, 6. Waiakea 4,739, 7. Kauai 4,615, 8. Konawaena 4,538, 9. Baldwin 4,263.
Baldwin was fifth in the girls team standings with a 4,516. The Bears were ninth in the boys competition with a 4,263. Pearl City led both team races - the girls had a 5,718 total and the girls a 5,076.
The Chargers are the defending girls state champions, and have won the last two boys titles.