March 17, 2014
NAGS HEAD, NC - Fayetteville State finished this past weekend with an unblemished 15-0 record against its CIAA Southern Division opponents. With the sweep of the final regular season event, the Lady Broncos have won 12 divisional titles from 13 years of competition. The latest feat marks the program's tenth straight.
Freshman Jasmin Aponte (Fayetteville, NC) led the Lady Broncos with a 180 average over nine games. Aponte hit 204 in the first game of the tournament against Shaw and followed in the second game (vs. WSSU) with a 223. She knocked down her third 200+ game (203) on day #2 against Johnson C. Smith, before heading into the final day of competition and Baker Match play. Aponte received the High Game Award and High Average Award for the Southern Division.
(Raleigh, NC) received the Senior High Game Award and High Average Award with her 164.7 average. Bethea bowled all ten matches and combined a 151 average from the first day of action with a 178.4 from the second. She bowled her highest pin-count of 194 in the tenth game against the Lady Golden Bulls. The sole senior for the Lady Broncos was the only one to participate in all ten games.
The Lady Broncos finished the first two days of competition at the Nags Lane Bowling Center with a total 8,394 pin-count. Winston-Salem State racked up 7,310 total pins while St. Augustine's (10-5) followed with 7, 105. FSU had an event total of 11,821 pins for top billing. The Lady Rams (10-5) finished with 10,150 pins for second place. The Lady Falcons had an identical record of 10-5, but accumulated 9,955 pins for third.
Shaw finished fourth with a 5-10 record with Johnson C. Smith and Livingstone bringing up the rear with a 4-11 and 1-14 record, respectfully.
Fayetteville State will now prepare for its fourth CIAA Championship in program history. The CIAA Bowling Championships will be held the weekend of March 21 - 23 in Durham, NC at the AMF Durham Lanes on Highway 15/501. The final day of the championships will be streamed live on the CIAA website.