FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Bowie State University women’s bowling finished second overall at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Round-Up, hosted by Fayetteville State University this past weekend (2/12-14).
Virginia State finished first overall with a 14-1 record and 13,900 total pins followed by Bowie State with a 13-2 overall record and 14,176 total pins and Elizabeth City State posted a 10-5 record with 11,768 total pins for third overall.
Individually for Bowie State, senior Keyandra Bankston (Ft. Belvoir, Va.) led the Lady Bulldogs with a 217.10 average which included a high-game of 288 vs. Livingstone. Freshman Diamond Carter (Buffalo, N.Y.) averaged 207.10 for the weekend and rolled a high-game of 239 versus Shaw during Saturday’s competition. Junior Ashley Wade (Richmond, Va.) rolled a high-game of 225 and closed out the weekend with a 174.90 average.
Redshirt sophomore Sierra Davis (Dayton, Ohio) averaged 187.30 over 10 matches with a top game of 246. Sophomore Makyra Bankston (Ft. Belvoir, Md.) and freshman Shannon Weaver also participated for Bowie State averaging 166.00 and 175.50 respectively.
The Lady Bulldogs recorded a perfect 5-0 record on Friday’s (2/12) opening day. Bowie State defeated Saint Augustine’s (866-764), Livingstone (1,091-642), Johnson C. Smith (993-843), Shaw (969-741) and Fayetteville State (887-783).
Fayetteville State handed Bowie State its first loss of the weekend in Saturday’s (2/13) opening match, defeating the Lady Bulldogs 967-859. Bowie State tasted victory in their next three matches, topping Shaw (1073-772), Saint Augustine’s (974-834) and Livingstone (1,039-587) but dropped an 881-818 decision to Johnson C. Smith to closeout day two.
During Sunday’s (2/14) Baker Scoring Matches, the Lady Bears rolled off five straight wins, defeating Shaw (1.001-979, Fayetteville State (843-822), Johnson C. Smith (1,101-824), Livingstone (962-540) and Saint Augustine’s (853-719).
Carter was awarded the Northern Division Rookie High Average (207.10) and Keyandra Bankston received the Northern Division High Game award
Bowie State will return to the lanes on March 4-6 for the CIAA Event III in Elizabeth City, N.C.