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BOWLING: Warrior bowlers finish fifth at state

The Brainerd Warrior girls bowling team placed fifth in the state tournament April 9 at Winona in its inaugural season of competition.

Bowling for Brainerd were Samantha Holmes, Miranda Bassett, Samantha Bacon, Breanna Fields, Liza Warner, Kelsy Warta, Amanda O'Hotto, Leah Allen and Dallas Babcock.

Brainerd was seeded fourth after 10 games of qualifying. 

In match play the Warriors defeated Pine Island, Burnsville, and Fillmore Central. 

In the double-elimination tournament, Albert Lea and Winona defeated Brainerd. 

Brainerd was led by Holmes, Fields, and Bassett with 90-, 85.7- and 69-percent fills, respectively. 

Holmes was No. 1 in the state with 84.58-percent fills for the season. Holmes and Fields were named to the all-conference team.