Women's Bowling Earns Pair of Top-10 Finishes at AHIBC Tournaments #3 and #4

Senior Kayla Clark in action earlier this season. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
Senior Kayla Clark in action earlier this season. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

COLUMBUS, Ohio--The Adrian Bulldogs traveled to the last conference tournament of the season here at the Palace Lanes, the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference 3 and 4, to wrap up the month of January. The first day was a short pattern and the second day was a medium pattern.

The Women's Varsity and Junior Varsity teams for the AHIBC 3 was led by Freshman Kylie Middleton, with an 844 set for 5 games, averaging 168.8. Middleton placed 32 out of 131 bowlers. Senior Marissa Land bowled a 828 set for 5 games sitting in 38 place. First semester Senior Kayla Clark bowled a 804 set for 5 games placing 43. The Varsity team did well with their team individuals, and also had a good showing with bakers. Their second baker set was a 816, which was the second highest baker set thrown that day. They took 7 out of 17 bowlers.

The Junior Varsity did well during team individuals as well, with the highest team individual set of a 901. They struggled a little during bakers, which moved them to 3 out of 6 teams. Junior Varsity bowler, Freshman Zoey Deslippe threw a 803 set for 5 games placing 44, to round up our top 50 bowlers.

Indiana Tech took first, Wright State took second, and Notre Dame (Ohio) College took third for the varsity.

The Women's Varsity and Junior Varsity teams for the AHIBC 4 was led by Middleton, who threw a 208 in game 4 to get her total to 732 for 4 games, averaging 183. Middleton placed 16 out of 120 bowlers. Right behind her was Clark, throwing a set of 719 for 4 games, placing 20. The Varsity team did well during team individuals and continued to do so during bakers.

They placed 8 out of 16 teams. Indiana Tech took first, Wright State with second, and Bowling Green State in third for the varsity.

The JV team managed to get 4 out of 5 teams. Zoey Deslippe, placed 24 out of 120 bowlers with a set of 698. This includes a huge 235 game, the second biggest game thrown of the tournament. Land placed 29 out of the 120 bowlers with a set of 689 for 4 games. Junior Jordyn Stone placed 35 out of 120 bowlers and JV bowler, Freshman Kailee Treloar placed 40. JV bowler, Freshman Abby Deslippe slid into 49 place to round out the top 50. 

Adrian hits the lanes again on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17, at the Hoosier Classic at the Western Bowl, Indianapolis, Ind. Both days are expected to start rolling at 7:15 a.m.

--Austin Foate '20, Sports Management major and The College World sportswriter