O'Fallon junior Jordan Kasza helped salvage an otherwise disappointing effort by local bowlers as she earned the 1Oth-place medal at the IHSA girls state bowling tournament on Saturday at Cherry Bowl in Rockford.
Kasza came through in the clutch for O'Fallon. Out of the medals with one game remaining, the Panthers standout rolled a 257 to finish with a 674 series.
Kasza finished the two-day, 12-game bowling marathon with a total of 2,563 pins and a 213.6 average.
Oswego East senior Giselle Poss won the individual title with an average of 227.3. Poss finished with a total of 2,727 pins, 28 more than Emily Malone of Rockford Jefferson and 67 more than third-place finisher Jessica Howell of Moline.
(Aurora) Waubonsie Valley won the team title with a 60-game total of 12,512 pins. Oswego East was second at 12,286, while Rockford Jefferson took home the third-place trophy with a total of 12,190 pins.
Collinsville, which entered play Saturday deadlocked with O'Fallon in ninth, finished in eighth with a score of 11,344. O'Fallon was ninth at 11,179.
Senior Sarah Crafton paced the Kahoks, placing 31st with a score of 2,482 pins. Courtney Otradovec ranked second for Collinsville and 43rd overall with a score of 2,373.
Freshman Madison Kasza was second in line for O'Fallon, placing 50th overall with a 12-game total of 2,340.