Lindenwood women, McKendree men win 2019 ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic


Addison, Ill.
- The Lindenwood women and McKendree men were victorious Sunday at the 2019 Kegel/Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association (ISBPA) Midwest Collegiate Classic, a Tier 1 event on the 2018-2019 United States Bowling Congress Collegiate schedule.

The 2019 event was held at Stardust Bowl and included 70 men's and 61 women's teams competing across two squads. All teams bowled five traditional games Saturday and 20 Baker games Sunday, with total pinfall determining the champions in each division.

LU_637The Lindenwood women grabbed the early lead Saturday at Stardust Bowl and never relinquished the top spot, cruising to the win with an 8,702 total to claim their third Team Ranking Points victory of the season in Tier 1 competition.

Wichita State was second with 8,574, edging Indiana Tech (8,554) during its final Baker set Sunday. St. Ambrose was fourth with 8,532, and Pikeville took fifth with 8,485.

Lindenwood's Haley Cummings fired 267 in her final game Saturday to hold off Indiana Tech's Maryssa Carey for the top spot in the individual standings, finishing with a 1,112 total. Carey, who closed Saturday's block with a 275 game, had 1,087. Pikeville's Mallory Liversedge was third with 1,067, while Alma teammates Rachel Kuczajda (1,054) and Emma Davis (1,024) rounded out the top five.

McK_6371In the men's division, McKendree started Sunday's competition in fourth place but rallied during its Baker set, averaging nearly 215 as a team to win with a 9,451 total. The Bearcats have won three of the four Tier 1 events they've entered this season.

Robert Morris-Illinois finished second with 9,339 and was followed in the standings by Wichita State (9,270), Calumet (9,256) and St. Ambrose (9,220).

Robert Morris-Illinois' Bryan Bourget averaged more than 240 to win individual honors, finishing with a five-game total of 1,204. McKendree's Collin Smith was second with 1,178, and St. Ambrose's William Hibbard (1,152), Marian's Nicholas Graveel (1,137) and Vincennes' Tyler Perry (1,127) also earned spots on the all-tournament team.

All rounds were broadcasted live at