March 24, 2013
DURHAM, N.C. - Fayetteville State, the two-time defending CIAA Bowling Champion, entered bracket play as the No. 2 seed. The Lady Broncos will have to go undefeated on the final day in order to bring home a three-peat title. FSU defeated Virginia Union 4-1 before losing to Elizabeth City State 4-1 in the second round. The one loss sent the Broncos to the Elimination Bracket.
Earlier in the day, Saint Augustine's captured the No. 1 seed by rolling a 781 score against Winston-Salem State University in the last Baker's match in the seeding round to overtake FSU by one pin (7,691-7,690). Fayetteville State bowled a 673 score in its final Baker's match which opened the door for the Lady Falcons.
Saint Augustine's narrowly edged Fayetteville State for seeding in the tournament, after the Lady Broncos won the Southern Division title over the Lady Falcons by one match during the regular season.
Northern Division champion Bowie State gained the No. 3 seed with 7,568 total pins and Virginia State University earned the fourth seed with 7,432 pins. Elizabeth City State University captured the fifth seed with 7,385 pins and Winston-Salem State claimed the sixth seed with 7,193 pins. Virginia Union finished as the No. 7 seed with 6,825 pins followed by Shaw as the eighth seed with 6,418 pins. Both Shaw and Virginia Union were eliminated after each team lost two matches in bracket play.
Bowie State University and Elizabeth City State University both advanced to the winner's bracket of the championship round at the CIAA Women's Bowling Championships held at AMF Durham Lanes on Sunday, March 24, 2013. The winner will advance to the finals and will need only one victory to claim the league title. The loser will head to the elimination bracket.
Both teams remained unbeaten after winning two matches in double-elimination bracket play. Bowie State defeated Winston-Salem State 4-0 and Saint Augustine's 4-3 while Elizabeth City State beat Virginia State 4-3 and Fayetteville State.
The other third round matches on Monday are Fayetteville State versus Virginia State and Saint Augustine's versus Winston-Salem State in the elimination bracket. The third round gets underway at 9:35 a.m. on the final day of the tournament at AMF Durham Lanes. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be held on that day to determine the conference champion. Watch the final day of the tournament on www.livestream.com/ciaa.