by Broncos Sports Information Department
Rocky Mount, NC - The Fayetteville State women's bowling team returned to the lanes this past weekend after securing head coach Bobby Henderson's 1,000-career victory on February 18th. After a successful weekend, the program will add its 17th CIAA Southern Division Title to its trophy case.
The Broncos finished the three-day CIAA Southern Division event with a 9-0 record after sweeping Shaw (876-609, 838-647, and 755-709), Saint Augustine's (820-563, 806-599, and 779-519), and Livingstone (839-534, 873-662, and 788-617). Johnson C. Smith was one player shy of team scoring.
Fayetteville State improved to 32-0 in the Southern Division, 46-1 in conference play and 49-10 overall.
Three Broncos led the entire conference in scoring averages while five of the team's six bowlers ranked in the Top 11.
Brittany Worthy (Durham, NC) received an award for having the division's highest average of 183.3 (in nine games) and the highest game of 240 against Livingstone. Worthy rolled a 213 against Shaw just before hitting her highest mark. She finished the first day of competition with a 176.25 average and the second with a 189.0.
Savannah Starling (Fayetteville, NC) had the second highest overall average with an even 183. Starling knocked down 200 on both days against LC. She was close to having three 200-point games with a 192 against Johnson C. Smith. Starling was three pins behind Worthy with 1,647 in nine games.
Leslie Paige Brayboy (Maxton, NC) rounded out the CIAA Southern Division's Top Three with a 179.38 average. Brayboy bowled eight games for a total count of 1,435 pins. Her highest game was a 204 against JCSU. She had a 191 in both BYE rounds.
Veronica Colon-Santiago (Hope Mills, NC) was tenth overall with a 160.88 average and Devondra Bazemore (Fayetteville, NC) ranked 11th at 160.25. Colon-Santiago had her best round of 187 against Livingstone. Bazemore's best of eight was a 181 against Shaw.
Teeya McLean (Tacoma, WA) who also plays volleyball for the Broncos finished with a 120.13 average in eight matches. She has a high of 147 against Saint Augustine's.
Fayetteville State will begin preparation for the CIAA Bowling Championships which will be held from March 22nd through 24th in Chesapeake, VA. The Broncos have won 17 divisional titles of the conference's 18 years of sponsoring bowling. During this time span, FSU has claimed three championship titles and two NCAA Elite Eight appearances.