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
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.
First Place | Bowie State University
Second Place | Fayetteville State University
Third Place| Virginia State University
Ariel Haith | Virginia State
Amaree Durfee | Virginia Union
Baylee Lexton | Chowan
Diamond Carter | Bowie State
Savannah Sterling | Fayetteville State
Diamond Carter | Bowie State University
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