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PERU – The Peru State women’s bowling team finished third at the 2023 Heart of America conference championships.

The Bobcats first competed in 24 Baker-style games and were in fifth place before entering the double elimination match play bracket.

Peru State defeated Culver-Stockton in the opening round and moved on to face No. 1 seed William Penn.

Peru State defeated Clarke and Grand View in the loser’s bracket, but fell to eventual champion Baker.

Makenzie Millard of Topeka, Kan. won 2023 Heart Women’s Bowling Newcomer of the Year.