Collegiate Ticker - Jan. 25, 2023

The Pikeville women and men wrapped their weekend with wins Sunday at the Mid-South Conference (MSC) Thomas N. Burris Memorial in Louisville, Kentucky.

The single-day event featured 21 women’s varsity teams and 25 varsity programs in the men’s division. The format included five traditional games and 12 Baker games. Total pinfall determined the winner in each division.

In the women’s division, Pikeville powered its way to the lead in the traditional block, averaging more than 207 as a team to build a 174-pin lead over Savannah College of Art and Design-Savannah.

SCAD-Savannah was able to make up the difference after eight Baker games to take the lead, but the Bears rallied in Games 9, 10 and 11 with 236, 236 and 227 to reclaim the top spot and hold on for victory with a 7,552 total.

Pikeville was coming off its second Tier I win of the season the previous weekend after earning the top spot at the Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic in Addison, Illinois.

SCAD-Savannah finished second with 7,489, and Webber International moved from fifth to third during Baker competition, finishing with 7,398.

In the women’s individual standings, Pikeville’s Kristina Catoe recorded her sixth top-five finish of the season and first win by averaging more than 227 with a five-game score of 1,136. Catoe rolled games of 180, 237, 259, 237 and 223 to finish at the top of the leaderboard.

Pamela Perez of SCAD-Savannah was the runner-up with 1,119. Webber’s Jaqueline Witura was third with 1,098, and Pikeville’s Brianna Rogers was fourth with 1,095. Bailey Delrose of St. Francis-Illinois followed her win Saturday at the MSC Lynne Jordan Memorial with a fifth-place finish Sunday with 1,083.

Pikeville averaged more than 231 as a team to pace the men’s field during the traditional block, including a 1,213 performance in Game 2, to take a 135-pin advantage over Webber into the final 12 Baker games.

The Bears were able to maintain their spot at the top by averaging more than 228 during the Baker block to record their second win of the weekend (MSC Lynne Jordan Memorial on Saturday) with an 8,517 total.

Webber was the runner-up with 8,421, and Tennessee Southern made its way to third place after averaging more than 236 during Baker competition to get to 8,274.

Pikeville’s Eli Mayberry averaged more than 251 for his five games Sunday to claim his first win of the season at the Thomas N. Burris Memorial, posting 1,258. Mayberry tossed games of 237, 254, 255, 223 and 289 to secure the top spot.

Webber’s Nick Larsen finished second with 1,209 and was followed by Pikeville’s Ryan Taylor (1,200), Kentucky Wesleyan’s Seth Koloski (1,197) and Tennessee Wesleyan’s Jacob Watts (1,178).

SCAD-Savannah’s Tyrell Ingalls rolled a 300 in Game 3 of the traditional block on his way to a 13th-place finish with 1,154.

In other collegiate action:

-At the MSC Lynne Jordan Memorial in Louisville, Kentucky, the Pikeville men kicked off the weekend with a 171-pin victory. The title in the women’s division was determined in the final frames as SCAD-Savannah recorded a two-pin victory over St. Francis-Illinois.

-At the American Heartland Bowling Association (AHBA) – Event 5 in Temperance, Michigan (women), and Toledo, Ohio (men), the Madonna women made a big run in Baker to edge Alma for the win by 11 pins. The Wright State men jumped ahead of the field during the traditional block and took home the victory.

-At the Blue and Orange in Carmel, New York, the Suffolk-Grant men and Molloy women rolled to big wins.

-At the Northeast Classic in Deptford, New Jersey, the Nebraska women recorded a 4-2 victory in the title match against Vanderbilt.

-At the Ohio Bowling Conference – Event 4 in Columbus, Ohio, the Northwestern Ohio men averaged more than 215 across traditional and Baker competition to come away with the win. In the women’s division, Muskingum erased an 80-pin deficit during the Baker block to finish 23 pins ahead of Ohio State for the victory.

-At the Storm Baker Challenge in Addison, Illinois, the Judson women claimed the bracket win by defeating top seed Davenport in the championship match, 3-1. The Calumet men also recorded a 3-1 win to best St. Ambrose for the title in the all-Baker event.

-The Wichita State men and women swept the top spots at the Southwest Intercollegiate Bowling Conference (SWIBC) – Event 5 in Dallas and SWIBC – Event 6 in Plano, Texas. During SWIBC – Event 5, Wichita State’s Spencer Robarge delivered games of 300, 256, 300, 218 and 235 for a five-game block of 1,309 (261.8 average).

-At the Westchester Invitational in West Babylon, New York, the Nassau CC women cruised to the top of the standings. The Suffolk-Grant men put together another big effort to collect their second win of the weekend.

-At the Clarke Invite in Dubuque, Iowa, the Iowa Western CC men fired 221 in the final Baker game to overtake Iowa Central CC for a 12-pin win. On the women’s side, William Penn posted a wire-to-wire victory.

-At the Brunswick Peacock Classic in Waterloo, Iowa, the Newman women collected the win as the top seed in the bracket, besting Lewis in the finals, 4-1.

-At the Sonic Boom Invitational in Fannin, Mississippi, the Louisiana Tech women defeated Alabama-Birmingham in the title match, 4.5-1.5.

Collegiate bowling will be back on BowlTV this weekend with the Prairie View A&M Invitational at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas.

Competition will begin Friday at 12:15 p.m. Eastern and conclude Sunday with the bracket finals.

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