Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga eliminated the top qualifier Brittni Hamilton, formerly of Rochester, in a sizzling losers bracket match Tuesday to stay alive in the USBC Queens Tournament in Reno, Nevo. Johnson triumphed, 754-741. Combined the two averaged 247.5.

Johnson who qualified ninth with 3,280 for 15 games, lost to old rival Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., in her second match, 648-633. Then she came back with a 734-581 rout of Clara Guerrero of Colombia. This morning she will face veteran Carol Gianotti in another elimination match.