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Monday, October 27, 2014

Lady Bulldogs Place Third at Hampton Road Collegiate Invitational

NORFOLK, Va. - The Bowie State University bowling team competed in the Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational on Saturday and Sunday with the Lady Bulldogs finishing third overall out of the six teams competing in the tournament. Saturday featured a traditional team scoring format while Baker play took place on SundayRESULTS ATTACHED

Host Norfolk State University won the invitational after turning in a perfect 10-0 record over the course of two days.  Elizabeth City State University finished in second place with a 6-4 record while Bowie State University, also 6-4, finished in third place after total pinfall and Baker play.

Morgan State University took home fourth place with a 4-6 record on the weekend while Howard University finished fifth with a 3-7 mark.  Chowan University finished 1-9 over the course of two days to earn a sixth place finish.

Sophomore Sierra Davis (Dayton, Ohio) paced the Lady Bulldogs with a 177.75 average after knocking down 711 pinson Saturday.  Senior Shayla Lightfoot (Henrico, Va.) had a total pinfall count of 876 in five matches for a 175.20 average.  Junior Keyandra Bankston (Ft. Belvoir, Va.) followed with a 174.60 average and 873 total pins. Junior Ashley Wade (Richmond, Va.) competed for the Lady Bulldogs as well and tallied pins for a 147.00 average. 

Senior Ambrianna Bankston and freshman Makyra Bankston also competed over the weekend for the Lady Bulldogs averaging 143.00 and 128.00 respectively in four games each.

Norfolk State edged Bowie State (880-865) in the Lady Bulldogs first match of the weekend. The Lady Bulldogs responded with back-to-back wins over Chowan (832-600) and Morgan State (812-773) in traditional scoring matches. Elizabeth City State and Howard topped Bowie State in the final two traditional matches, beating the Lady Bulldogs 854-777 and 778-722 respectively.

The Lady Bulldogs recorded a 4-1 record in Sunday’s (10/26) Baker System matches, claiming wins over Elizabeth City State (1100-1062), Chowan (712-510), Howard (1011-933) and Morgan State (972-793). Bowie State’s lone Baker loss came against Norfolk State (1021-979).

Bowie State returns to action on November 7th when they travel to Midlothian, Virginia to compete in the first CIAA Event of the season hosted by Virginia Union University. 

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