ADDISON, Ill.--The Adrian College women's bowling team knocked down a season-high 7,304 pins during the two-day Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic here at Stardust Bowl over the weekend. This tier 1 tournament allows for double points in the computer rankings and is recognized as a more competitive event. The Classic format was five individual games and 20 baker games.
The Bulldogs had a decent first day as they were in 43rd place out of 61 teams. A notable set was their 934 in the second game. Individually, senior Marissa Land (911 pins total) placed 60th out of376 bowlers as she anchored the team all day, throwing a 210 in game four as her highest score of the tournament. Sophomore Emily Moharter placed 107 for five games, including a 213 in the second game for her highest of the tournament. Junior Jordyn Stone also bowled all five games in support of the team. Freshman Kylie Middleton bowled four games at her first tier 1 tournament. She came into the second game throwing a 182 as her first and highest game of the tournament. Sophomore Erica Jones bowled two of the Bulldogs games and junior Kayla Clark bowled one. Freshmen Adrienne Spranger and Nicole Discenna also competed in their first tier 1 action.
Adrian's second day final score for 20 baker games was 3190, giving them a season's best 7,304 and jumping two spots to 41 out of 61 teams.
The top five teams of the tournament consisted of Lindenwood in first with a grand total of 8,702 pins, then Wichita State, Indiana State, Saint Ambrose and Pikeville.
Adrian hits the lanes again this weekend at the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference #3 and #4 Tournaments in Columbus, Ohio, at HP Lanes Saturday and Sunday.
--Austin Foate '20, Sports Management major and The College World sportswriter