Feb. 18, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD – The Fayetteville State women’s bowling team competed this past weekend in the James Brown Invitational which featured 14 of the top 25 nationally ranked teams according to the National Tenpin Coaches Association. The Lady Broncos finished the event with a 6-6 record to place 17th out of 25 teams. Kiara Reid (Sr., Rocky Mount, NC) was the team’s top bowler finishing 56th in the individual rankings.
The Lady Broncos had a 2-3 record in team competition and followed with a 4-3 record in Baker matches. FSU was 2-3 in Baker matches based on total pin fall and 2-0 in best of match of play.
Reid posted an average of 179.4 at the invitational while Crystal Mujica (So., Fayetteville, NC) finished right behind her in 57th place with a 178.4. De’Andrea Bethea (Jr., Raleigh, NC) completed the event with the 62nd-highest average with a 174.4. Ashley Cooper (Fr., Rocky Mount, NC) and Megan Maynor (So., Fayetteville, NC) rounded out the event for FSU in 66th and 83rd places, respectively; Cooper finished with a 171.4 average while Maynor posted a 159.4. Cooper recorded the highest game bowled for Fayetteville State with a 213 and Bethea tallied a 201.
Fayetteville State was victorious in team matches over No. 21 Monmouth and Howard. The Lady Broncos defeated Monmouth 887-843 and Howard 886-804. FSU fell to two ranked teams in No. 17 New Jersey City (942-875) and No. 2, and two-time national champion, Maryland Eastern-Shore (991-815); while also falling to Saint Francis (NY) 980-852.
Four of the five opponents Fayetteville State faced in the first round of Baker matches were ranked inside the top 25 nationally. FSU went 2-2 against those opponents. The Lady Broncos defeated No. 11 Kutztown 684-646 and No. 12 Sacred Heart 701-698. Fayetteville State fell to No. 7 Fairleigh Dickinson (716-683), No. 20 Delaware State (758-682) and Saint Francis (PA) by one pin (644-643).
The Lady Broncos swept the final portion of Baker matches in a best four out of seven format. FSU defeated Howard 4-0 and North Carolina Central 4-2.
Fayetteville State will return to action Mar. 15-17 when it hosts the CIAA Southern Division III Meet at B&B Bowling Lanes in Fayetteville.