Nov. 9, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The first day of the CIAA South Divisional Bowling Meet was a successful one for the Fayetteville State University Lady Broncos. They rolled a collective 4,919 in five consecutive wins at B&B Bowling Lanes.
Ashley Cooper, Crystal Mujica and Megan Maynor each rolled three 200 games. Jasmine Aponte had two such games, while De'Andrea Bethea bowled a 218 in Game 1. Maynor's 241 in Game 1 was the Lady Broncos' high for the night. Maynor was FSU's best bowler for the day, finishing with a collective 1,026 in her five games.
Action started for the Lady Broncos with a 1,016-758 victory over Winston-Salem State University. It was the first of three consecutive 1,000-pin team performances. FSU followed that win up with a 1,009-812 win against St. Augustine's and a 1,000-723 victory against Johnson C. Smith University.
Not too fatigued, FSU easily held off Shaw University, 988-542, and Livingstone College, 906-622 to finish the day.
Bowie State was the only other undefeated performer on Friday. FSU's 4,919 pin count was the second-best of all teams.
South Division Recap
St. Augustine's had the second-highest pin count among South Division teams and went 3-2. The Falcons topped Shaw, 768-726, lost to Fayetteville State, 1,009-812 and beat Livingstone, 756-638. They finished off with a 707-690 loss to Johnson C. Smith and a 722-720 win against Winston-Salem State. Nicole Sciortino was the Falcons' top bowler. She had three 200 games, including a 241, and had a collective 1,043 in five games.
Johnson C. Smith also went 3-2. The Golden Bulls started things off with a 742-701 win against Livingstone before dropping consecutive matches 840-669 to Winston-Salem State and 1,000-723 to Fayetteville State. J.C. Smith closed out with wins against St. Augustine's (707-690) and Shaw (754-477). Brittany Rowe was the Golden Bulls' best bowler. She knocked down 882 pins and had a pair of 201 games.
Winston-Salem State went 2-3 and knocked down 3,700 pins. The Rams lost to Fayetteville State, 1,016-758 to start play but beat Johnson C. Smith, 840-669 in their second match. Shaw topped the Rams, 682-676 in the third match, but the Rams beat Livingstone, 706-607 before dropping a close match to St. Augustine's, 722-720. Tia Edgerton was WSSU's best bowler, with a 797.
Shaw went 1-4 and knocked down 3,107 pins. The Bears played competitive matches except for Match 4 against Fayetteville State (a 988-542 loss) and Johnson C. Smith (a 754-477 defeat), but lost close ones to St. Augustine's (768-726) and Livingstone (734-680). Shaw topped Winston-Salem State in Match 3, 682-676. Kadijah Clark was the Bears' best bowler with 826 pins knocked down.
Livingstone also went 1-4. The Blue Bears knocked down 3,302 total pins. Livingstone lost to Johnson C. Smith (742-701), St. Augustine's (756-638), Winston-Salem State (706-607) and Fayetteville State (906-622). The Blue Bears beat Shaw, 734-680. Brittney Barber was their best bowler, knocking down 836 total pins. She also had a 209 game.
North Division Recap
Bowie State went 4-0, knocked down 5,024 pins and had three 1,000-pin matches. The Bulldogs started off by beating Chowan, 1,032-513, before thumping Elizabeth City State (1,034-789), Virginia State (975-893) and Virginia Union (1,073-773). The Bulldogs also had a bye, but bowled a 910 in that spot. Shayla Lightfoot recorded the best totals of any bowler at the event. She had a five-game total of 1,173, and had scores of 269, 246, 234, 227 and 197.
Virginia State went 3-1 and knocked down 4,430 pins. The Trojans started with an 890-641 win against Virginia Union, scored 827 in a bye round, then beat Chowan (878-471) before succumbing to Bowie State, 975-893. The Trojans finished with a 942-903 win against Elizabeth City State. Rebecca Clements knocked down 1,051 pins and had a high score of 233.
Elizabeth City State went 2-2 and knocked down 4,282 pins. The Vikings started with a bye and bowled an 810 in that spot. They were then matched up with Bowie State and lost 1,034-789. The Vikings found the win column against Virginia Union (867-748) and Chowan (913-511) before losing 942-903 to Virginia State. Melissa Borum was their best bowler, finishing with a 1,035 and a 265 top score.
Virginia Union went 1-3, knocking down 3,617 pins in the process. The Panthers started with a loss to Virginia State (890-641), but beat Chowan, 736-527, before losing to Elizabeth City State (867-748), rolling a 719 in a bye and losing 1,073-773 to Bowie State. Donneka Williamson was their best bowler. She knocked down 830 pins.
Chowan went 0-4 and knocked down 2,592 pins. The Hawks lost to Bowie State (1,032-513), Virginia Union (736-527), Virginia State (878-471) and Elizabeth City State (913-511). The Hawks rolled a 570 in their bye. Halyn Archer was their best bowler. She knocked down 543 pins.