High school bowling: Benton reaches second round of boys playoffs before falling; girls playoffs start Thurday

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Benton was the only Bossier Parish team to advance past the first round of the high school boys bowling playoffs.

The No. 15 seed Tigers defeated No. 18 Lutcher 21-6 on Tuesday in Lafayette before falling to No. 2 Brother Martin 27-0 in the second round.

Airline, the No. 8 seed, fell to No. 25 Holy Cross 18-9 Monday in Kenner. Haughton, the No. 12 seed, lost to No. 21 Archbishop Rummel 23-4. Rummel also upset No. 5 St. Paul’s and No. 4 Dutchtown en route to the semifinals.

The 16-team girls playoffs begin Thursday at All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge. Undefeated Parkway, the No. 3 seed, faces No. 14 Cabrini at 1 p.m. Airline, the No. 12 seed, takes on No. 5 East Ascension at 1.

The quarterfinal matches are at 3. The boys and girls semifinals and finals will be held April 4 in Baton Rouge along with the boys and girls singles competition.