COLUMBUS — The Versailles girls bowling team advanced to the semifinals at the Division II state tournament Saturday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl, with two receiving individual honors on the All-Ohio teams.
In the three games of bowling, Versailles rolled games of 818, 909 and 877 for a total of 2,604 that left them in third place heading into the baker games.
Morgan Barlage rolled games of 194, 221 and 148 for a 563 series to finished eighth overall and earn second team All-Ohio honors.
Morgan Heitkamp rolled games of 189, 178 and 189 for a 556 series to finish 12th overall and earn honorable mention All-Ohio honors.
Haddi Treon rolled games of 167, 152 and 200 for a 519 series.
Other scores were Jena Mangen 207-181 and Kalysta Thobe 151-159.
In the baker games, Versailles rolled games of 143, 185 and 155 for a 483 series.
That gave the Tigers a total of 3,087, giving them the fourth seed in the eight-team championship round.
Versailles opened against fifth seed Northwestern.
Versailles won the first game 166-148 and the second game 211-160.
Northwestern came back with a 182-158 win in the third game, before Versailles took the fourth game 169-147 to win 3-1 and advance to the semifinals.
The Tigers faced top seed Coldwater in the semifinals.
After losing the first game 180-141, Versailles tied Coldwater in what would be a crucial second game 162-162.
Coldwater won the rolloff 39-33 to take a 2-0 lead.
Versailles won the third game 187-157, but Coldwater was just too good in the fourth game, winning a 218-213 game of outstanding bowling to advance to the championship match.
The Cavaliers would lose to Fairport Harding in four games in the title match.