UMES BOWLING TOPS ALL NCAA SCHOOLS AT ATLANTA TOURNAMENT
Nov. 8, 2004
Atlanta, Ga. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's (UMES) women's bowling team rolled their way to another first place finish this past weekend, finishing over 600 pins above their nearest NCAA competitor in the Brunswick Collegiate Classic. UMES took fifth place overall in the meet, placing behind four non-NCAA teams. More importantly they picked up ten NCAA points going 10-0 defeating three MEAC schools, Florida A & M, North Carolina A & T and South Carolina State. They also knocked off NCAA power Southern University.
The Lady Hawks got a solid performance from Sandra Maresca, who was the second highest NCAA finisher, rolling 1,332 pins, an average of 190.29. That was good enough for sixth overall. Also in the hunt was Maryetta Lewis who racked up 1,292 pins, good enough for a 184.57 average. Erin Fagan and Jessica Worsley both also placed in the top 50 bowlers on the weekend in a field of 16 teams.
The high game of the weekend came from Maresca with a 224, which she rolled twice. She also recorded the high series with a 640 in games four, five and six.
UMES also rolled five Baker games, defeating the same NCAA opponents.
The Lady Hawks are title hunting this weekend in Laurel, Md. as they travel to AMF Laurel Lanes looking for their first MEAC title since 2000. While North Carolina A & T is the defending champion the Hawks appear to be the favorite coming off of solid wins this season and an NCAA Championship appearance last season. Action begins on Friday November 12, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. and continues until 2:00 p.m. They resume the following day at 9:00 a.m. until noon at which time the Championship will be awarded.
Singles: UMES: 852 Southern: 823
Bakers: UMES: 483 Southern: 468
UMES: 573 FAMU: 524
UMES: 541 NCAT: 511
UMES: 537 SCSU: 465
UMES: 493 FAMU: 423