Bellefontaine’s girls bowling team captured an eighth-place finish in the Division I state tournament Friday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.
The field included 16 teams. In the qualifying portion, the teams bowled three regular games and three baker games, with the top eight teams advancing to a tournament to decide the state champion.
After qualifying, Bellefontaine finished in fourth with a pin count of 3,130.
That made the Chiefs the fourth seed for the tournament, which consisted of teams being paired up and waging best of five series.
In its first match, Bellefontaine was defeated by fifth-seeded Centerville 168-174, 181-154, 170-162, 176-174.
The Lady Chiefs were led by Aubrey Hudson, who earned honorable mention all-Ohio honors with a 614 series. She rolled games of 176, 213 and 181 to finish 12th in the individual standings.
Bellefontaine’s Kayla Watkins was 25th with a 566 series. She posted games of 215, 182 and 169.
Also for the Chiefs, Chloe Heminger had a 506 series, Gracie Hood had a 498 series and Haylee Yelton added a 164 game.
The individual state champion was Danica Roseberry of Kettering Fairmont. She rolled 661 series to win by one pin over Troy’s Aiyana Goodwin.
Macedonia Nordonia won the team title, beating Fairmont in the championship match.