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Monday, January 28, 2013


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Bowie State University women's bowling team claimed the top spot against CIAA Northern Division opponents this past weekend at the CIAA North-South Event II held at Northside Lanes. Elizabeth City State University placed second overall in the North followed by Virginia State University. Lincoln University of Pennsylvania finished fourth, Virginia Union University fifth and Chowan University placed sixth in the North. 

Sophomore Shayla Lightfoot (Henrico, Va.) had the high average for the Lady Bulldogs with a 192.80 over the weekend, followed by freshman Briana Evans (Bowie, Md.) who turned in a 183.90 average.

In Friday's (1/27) Total Team Pinfall format, Bowie State defeated Chowan 860-602 and Virginia Union 856-674 before losing to Virginia State by an 855-822 count. The Lady Bulldogs regrouped to beat Lincoln (Pa.) 875-712 but fell short in the fifth match to Elizabeth City State by a score of 847-786.

Lightfoot led the Lady Bulldogs on the opening day of competition rolling scores of 202, 186, 192, 221 and 193 for a total pin count of 994. Evans was right behind her with a total pin count of 912 (177, 170, 202, 202 and 161). Sophomore Ambriana Bankston (Ft. Belvoir, Va.) accounted for 835 total pins followed by freshman Keyandra Bankston (Ft. Belvoir, Md.) with 812 and junior Demetria Venable (Temple Hills, Md.) with a total pin count of 646.

Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs recorded a 4-1 record in the same format, squeezing out victories over Lincoln (PA) (700-695) and Elizabeth City State (894-886). Bowie State had no trouble knocking off Chowan (886-573) but dropped a tough 838-825 decision to Virginia Union. The Lady Bulldogs closed out day two defeating Virginia State in a tie breaker match  

Bowie State was a perfect 5-0 in Sunday’s (1/27) Baker System Scoring matches. The Lady Bulldogs started the final day of competition beating Virginia State (716-676), followed by wins over Virginia Union (580-543) and Chowan (749-550). BSU went on to defeat Elizabeth City State (672-568) and wrapped up the weekend with 658-557 decision over Lincoln (Pa.).

On the South side, Fayetteville State University finished first, followed by St. Augustine’s University in second and host Winston-Salem State University was third. Shaw University placed fourth in the south, while Livingstone College and Johnson C. Smith University finished fifth and sixth respectively in their division.

The Lady Bulldogs will hit the lanes again February 8th-10th when they head to Midlothian, Va. to compete in the CIAA North-South Round-Up hosted by Virginia Union.

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