Cats Finish Seventh in Third Annual Wildcat Invitational
DeLAND, Fla. – The Bethune-Cookman University bowling team went 2-1 during Sunday’s tournament bracket on the final day of the Third Annual Wildcat Invitational. The three-day event was housed at Sunshine Bowling Lanes in DeLand, Fla., and welcomes a total of 12 teams to Volusia County.
Seeded eighth after the first two days of the tournament, Bethune-Cookman bowled strong on Sunday, seeking to move up the final rankings for the event. All matches were Baker with a best-of-seven format.
The Wildcats took down Monmouth by a score of 4-2 in the opening match, before falling to Alabama A&M by a 4-1 decision in the second match.
B-CU quickly regrouped to finish the day on the strength of a 4-0 decision over UAB in its final match. That allowed the Cats to jump a spot in the final standings, finishing in seventh place for the tournament.
Central Missouri took home the tournament title with two victories over runner-up Arkansas State on the final day. For the Jennies, it was their first appearance in the Wildcat Invitational, as well as for the Red Wolves. It would be Arkansas State’s Sarah Lokker collecting the individual tournament MVP award, stepping away from the tournament sporting a 217 average.
Also named to the all-tournament team was Ashley Rucker (Arkansas State), Briana Wells (Alabama State), Kara Richard (Central Missouri), Emily Strombeck (North Carolina A&T) and Mary Wells (Central Missouri). Rounding out the top four showing teams in Sunday’s tournament bracket was N.C. A&T (third place) and McKendree (fourth place).
The Wildcats of B-CU get back to the lanes March 1, traveling to Durham, N.C., competing in a MEAC Southern Division event hosted by North Carolina Central.