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Ginny Byrd, a senior on the Muldrow (Okla.) High girls' basketball team, was the NOAA Conference scoring leader with a 29.9 average and shared the league's outstanding forward title. With 39 points in each of the last six games, her career total was 2,043.

Kiyoshi Kato, 46, of Honolulu, and Beryl Henshaw, 59, of Connoquenessing, Pa, gave the American Bowling Congress its first two 300 games on consecutive days at the 71st Annual Tournament in Indianapolis. Henshaw, a 174-average bowler competing in his first ABC tournament, rolled his perfect score in a doubles event, marking up a 622 series on games of 151, 300 and 171. The next day Kato registered his 300, also in doubles, and finished with two games of 149 for a 598 series. Two perfect games in one tournament have occurred only four times in ABC history.

Bart Conner, a sophomore at Niles West High in Skokie, Ill., won the state high school all-round gymnastic title with an 8.59 average, placing in the top five in every required event except the horizontal bar and winning the parallel bars for the second year.

Lori Kosten, of Memphis, became the youngest player, at eight years old, ever to win the Tennessee State 10-and-under Open and Closed tennis championship at Nashville. She also captured both the Southwest Juniors and Memphis City titles in her age group.

Bobby Baity, 10, a guard for the Marion (Ind.) Pal Club, led the Junior Pro Basketball League in scoring with an average of 27.2 points per game and took his Stewards to the championship with 34 points on 15 of 21 field goals and four of five free throws.