Fayetteville State, Bowie State Unbeaten In Double-Elimination Bracket Play At CIAA Bowing Championships
March 20, 2011
DURHAM, N.C. - The CIAA Women's Bowling Championship is down to six teams heading into the final day of the tournament on Monday.
The teams of Fayetteville State, Bowie State, Virginia State, Winston-Salem State, Saint Paul's, Virginia State and Elizabeth City State are still alive after surviving four Baker matches and the start of double-elimination bracket play on Sunday at AMF Durham Lanes.
Play resumes Monday at 9:35 a.m. with Fayetteville State taking on defending CIAA champion Bowie State in the winner's bracket. Both schools are the only unbeaten teams left in bracket play after each winning twice. The winner of the matchup between the regular-season division winners advances to the championship round. On the elimination side of the bracket, Winston-Salem State faces Saint Paul's and Virginia State tangles with Elizabeth City State.
All six teams along with Saint Augustine's College and Johnson C. Smith qualified for the bracket round by having the top eight total pin counts after Baker matches Sunday. The total pin count from the Baker matches and Saturday's match play determined which teams reached the bracket round.
Fayetteville State had the highest total pin count with 8,585 followed by Bowie State with 8,186. Saint Paul's was third with 8,081 and Elizabeth City State was fourth with 7,846. Virginia State was fifth with 7,531, Winston-Salem State was sixth with 7,283 and Johnson C. Smith was seventh with 7,158. Saint Augustine's College was eighth with 7,058. Five schools were eliminated following the Baker matches.
In bracket play, Fayetteville State defeated Saint Augustine's 4-0, Saint Paul's beat Winston-Salem State 4-1, Bowie State beat Johnson C. Smith 4-0 and Elizabeth City State beat Virginia State 4-2. In the winner's bracket, Fayetteville State beat Saint Paul's and Bowie State downed ECSU by identical 4-1 scores. In the elimination bracket, Winston-Salem State topped Saint Augustine's 3-2 with two ties and Virginia State defeated Johnson C. Smith 4-2.