Jan. 28, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Fayetteville State women’s bowling team opened its 2013 spring season on a strong note finishing with the best record among the six teams participating in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Southern Division Meet II hosted by Winston-Salem State University. The Lady Broncos wrapped up the three-day event with a 14-1 record. Kiara Reid (Sr., Rocky Mount, NC) received the Southern Division’s Most Valuable Player Award after finishing with the third highest average overall in 10 games bowled.
Fayetteville State (25-5, 25-5 CIAA) concluded team competition with a perfect 10-0 record and followed with a 4-1 record in Baker matches. FSU collected 11,799 total pins with 8,452 coming in team match play and 3,347 in Baker matches.
Reid bowled an average of 184.30 overall including a 207 against host Winston-Salem State in the final match of day one. Crystal Mujica (So., Fayetteville, NC) and De’Andrea Bethea (Jr., Raleigh, NC) both posted 167.20 averages. Ashley Cooper (Fr., Rocky Mount, NC) was the fourth-highest bowler with a 165.10 average and was followed by Megan Maynor (So., Fayetteville, NC) with a 161.50.
The Lady Broncos cruised through team match play winning all 10 matches. Fayetteville State won all five of its opening day matches by at least 110 pins. FSU defeated Livingstone (794-629), Johnson C. Smith (848-537), Saint Augustine’s (887-758), Shaw (820-661) and Winston-Salem State (874-764) on day one. The Lady Broncos came back in day two to record wins over Shaw (817-710), Winston-Salem State (841-756), Livingstone (886-571), Johnson C. Smith (800-605) and Saint Augustine’s (885-802).
FSU opened Baker match play suffering a 714-646 defeat to Saint Augsutine’s but responded to win its final four matches. Fayetteville State was victorious over Johnson C. Smith (721-498), Livingstone (695-435), Winston-Salem State (668-596) and Shaw (617-557).
Paneisha Eure of Elizabeth City State was the event’s top bowler with a 202.89 average. She was the only bowler to average above a 200.00.
The Lady Broncos return to action Feb. 8-10 when they travel to Richmond, VA to participate in the CIAA North/South Round-Up.