Brooke Higa posted the best girls score of the Maui Interscholastic League bowling season Thursday, helping undefeated Baldwin High School secure a fourth consecutive league title with a 3-0 win over Lahainaluna at Maui Bowling Center in Wailuku.
Higa recorded a 212 as the Bears improved to 18-0.
"I was kind of in a zone. I didn't know I was going to have a 212, though," said Higa, who placed third in last year's state tournament.
"For me, if I don't know my score, it's good. It lets me keep focused."
Janiesse Palafox had a 163 for the Bears, and Yu Sasaki had a 155.
"They were told, basically, that they should step up their game today, and that's what they did," said Baldwin coach Ryan Hedani. "They bowled a good game, and that's all I asked for."
|x-clinched league championship|
|Baldwin 3, Lahainaluna 0|
|Maui High 3, King Kekaulike 0|
|At Maui Bowling Center|
|Maui High vs.|
|Lahainaluna, 2 p.m.|
|King Kekaulike vs.|
|St. Anthony, 2 p.m.|
Baldwin 2, Lahainaluna 1
Maui High 3, King Kekaulike 0
At Maui Bowling Center
Maui High vs. Lahainaluna, 2 p.m.
King Kekaulike vs. St. Anthony, 2 p.m.
The top score for Lahainaluna (5-10) was Brittany Treu's 115. Kailiann Tuipulotu had a 114, and Alisha Coston Chung a 106.
The Baldwin boys' unbeaten run to start the season was halted, but the Bears defeated the Lunas 2-1.
Reece Yokote and Tyler Yamasaki each had 174 games for Baldwin (17-1). Travis Andrade added a 159.
Lahainaluna (4-11) got a 144 from Royce Rosenthal, a 135 from Tyler Ihu and a 134 from Jake Ryan.
The Maui High boys and girls teams defeated King Kekaulike 3-0.
In the boys match, Codey Kuhaulua had a 159 for the Sabers (12-6), Joshua Hearne had a 141 and Brendan Baker had a 139. Jeremy Chang had a 187 for Na Alii (0-18), posting the top score among boys competitors for the second time in his last three matches.
Precious Texeira had a 131 for the Maui High girls (8-10), and Kara Oshiro had a 130. Levi English had a 116 for King Kekaulike (3-15), and Keanuenue Mahi had a 104.