CHARLOTTE, NC - The Fayetteville State University bowling team won the CIAA Cross-Divisional Round-up in Charlotte on February 9, finishing up with 15,508 pins in an 18-match, three-day event.
FSU went 11-4 in the round-up, held at Charlotte's Centennial Lanes and hosted by Johnson C. Smith. Teams were ranked according to total pin count and the Lady Broncos finished with 433 more pins than Virginia State, the second-place finisher. Fayetteville State improves its record for the season to 39-4.
The Lady Broncos played 15 matches against opponents from the Northern Division in both team and match play.
Megan Maynor (Fayetteville, NC) paced FSU, finishing with a 197 average. She bowled six 200+ games, five consecutively, and finished with a high score of 247. Ashley Cooper (Rocky Mount, NC) was second on the team with a 189.7 average. She bowled four 200+ games and finished with a high score of 222. Crystal Mujica (Fayetteville, NC) also broke the 200 mark.
Maynor (fourth), Cooper (eighth) and Mujica (10th) all finished in the top 10 individually for the event.
The Lady Broncos went 3-2 on Day One, and then followed with 4-1 performances on Days Two and Three. After losing its first two matches of the weekend to Virginia State (935-922) and Bowie State (827-760), FSU finished its Friday by topping Virginia Union (824-798), Chowan (894-614) and Elizabeth City State (949-844). The Lady Broncos bowled an 884 in their bye round.
Ashley Cooper opened the day with the third highest pin-count (222) in the first match against Virginia State. She knocked down a 204-pin count against ECSU. Maynor and Mujica broke into the 200's in the fourth game, which was a bye round. Megan hit 211 while Crystal rolled 208. Maynor scored her second 200+ on the day with a 223 against Elizabeth City State.
On Day Two, after bowling a 942 in its opening bye round, FSU dropped an 857-845 decision to Elizabeth City State. Wins followed against Chowan (925-671), Virginia Union (944-726), Bowie State (982-909) and Virginia State (939-933).
Megan Maynor picked up where she left the lanes on Friday. She rolled a 245 during the bye match, a 212 versus the Lady Vikings of ECSU, a 216 against Chowan and a 247 in the victory over Virginia Union.
Baker matches occurred on Day Three. There, the Broncos rolled a 703 in their bye before beating Elizabeth City State (781-708), Chowan (784-538) and Virginia Union (791-601). After losing an 831-777 decision to Bowie State, FSU bested Virginia State (862-682) to end the weekend.
The Lady Broncos are back in action in Greensboro for the Aggie Invitational beginning on February 21.