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Bowie State Wins Fourth Consecutive CIAA Bowling Championship

Virginia Beach, VA (March 24, 2018); The remaining four teams

(Bowie State University, Fayetteville State University, Virginia State

University and Virginia Union University) resumed play for day 2 of the

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Bowling Championship

at the AMF Lynnhaven Lanes in Virginia Beach, VA.

 

2018 Championship Results

The final day of CIAA bowling competition began with Round 4 of the

double-elimination, championship bracket. The I-95 rivals, No. 4 Virginia

State and No. 3 Virginia Union fought through six games, and with a 4-2

result, the Trojans of VSU continued their journey in the loser

bracket. They then faced the No. 1 Broncos of Fayetteville State, but were

soon knocked out of the tournament after the Broncos took an early 3-0

lead (175-135, 151-135, 199-159). VSU was able to capture the fourth game

174-164, but FSU soon closed the match in the fifth with a score of 159 to

128.

 

The lanes became heated when Bowie State and Fayetteville State met yet

again, this time in the Championship game. On day one, Bowie State knocked

Fayetteville State in the loser bracket, so the Broncos were ready

for revenge. This time the Bulldogs knew not to take the Broncos lightly,

but the match still continued to seven games. After BSU started out strong

with a 196-116 victory in the first game, FSU retaliated with three big

wins in the next three games with 161-152, 187-171 and 157-146 victories.

The next game was a blowout by the Bulldogs winning 172-121. Both the

sixth and seventh games came down to the tenth frame and both games the

Bulldogs finished strong to take home the 2018 CIAA Bowling Championship.

This 2018 Championship Title is the Bulldogs 4th consecutive and

8th in school history.

 

The endurance on the lanes paid off for the 2018 Champions as they went

undefeated during championship play; earning them an automatic bid to the

2018 NCAA Bowling Championship.

 

Following the Championship match the 2018 CIAA Bowling Championship awards

ceremony consisted of honors for the first (BSU), second (FSU) and third

(VSU) place teams, the All-Tournament Team and the Championship MVP.

 

Team Finishes

First Place | Bowie State University

Second Place | Fayetteville State University

Third Place| Virginia State University

All-Tournament Team

Ariel Haith | Virginia State

Amaree Durfee | Virginia Union

Baylee Lexton | Chowan

Diamond Carter | Bowie State

Savannah Sterling | Fayetteville State

Championship MVP

Diamond Carter | Bowie State University

 

For more CIAA championship information, visit the official conference

website at www.theciaa.com. Fans can also follow the action on Facebook

(The CIAA), Twitter (CIAAForLife), and Instagram (CIAA Sports).


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