BATON ROUGE, La. (4/14/17) – The Arkansas State women’s bowling team went 1-1 during its last two qualifying round matches to end at 3-4 overall and earn the sixth seed for the double-elimination tournament that begins at 3:30 p.m.
A-State (85-36) dropped its first match of the day and sixth overall qualifying match to Maryland Eastern Shore by a score of 1,008-997 with Jadee Scott-Jones posting a 255 to lead the team. The Red Wolves then rebounded to defeat Sam Houston State 983-938 with Jordan Richard leading the team with a 215 and Nicole Mikaelian a 209.
The Red Wolves will now play third-seeded Stephen F. Austin at 3:30 p.m. McKendree earned the top seed and will play No. 8 seed Sam Houston State. Vanderbilt earned the second seed and will play seventh-seeded Maryland Eastern Shore, while No. 4 Nebraska will play No. 5 Fairleigh Dickinson.
Scott-Jones finished fifth overall in the individual standings with a 212.4 average, while Richard was 12th with a 208.2 average.
Teams will compete in best-of-seven Baker matches in the double elimination tournament that begins Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. In the Baker format, each of the five team members, in order, bowls a complete frame until a complete (10-frame) game is bowled. A Baker match tied at 3½ a piece after seven games will be decided by a tiebreaker using the Modified Baker format.
All of the action prior to the championship final is being streamed online at NCAA.com with the final set to be aired on ESPNU April 15 at 5:30 p.m.Fans can keep up with the Arkansas State women’s bowling team by following the squad on Twitter (@AStateBowling) and by liking the Arkansas State Women’s Bowling page on Facebook.