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Wolves Roll Highest Game of Championships…Place Sixth at ECAC Championships

February 25, 2013

Alean Rhoades

Alean Rhoades

Day one of the ECAC Bowling Championships held at Adelphi University on February 23 was the individual competition. All of the bowlers faced off in four traditional games with the goal to make the top 16 and the knockout bracket. Cheyney University's Alean Rhoades was sitting in prime 17th position heading into the final game. A less than stellar performance, however, left her out of the individual championship which was eventually won by LIU’s Brittany Hart. Rhoades along with Janae Silver placed in the top 32. 

The next day of the Championships featured the team baker matches. CU got off to a fast start, downing Salem 581-417. In the second match, the Lady Wolves were pitted against the host, Adelphi Panthers. The hosts prevailed 739-672. In the third match of the day, the Lady Wolves had a bye but still rolled a 623 to count towards their total pins. In the fourth match, Cheyney rolled against St. Francis (NY). The Terriers rolled 688-506. Match five proved to be the match of the tournament. Cheyney put together their best game of the season and the tournament’s best game of the championship with a 747-437 victory.

“It was a great feeling to have all of coaches come up to us and congratulate us on the accomplishment,” commented interim coach Ruffin Bell. Because of their rally in the fifth game, the Wolves earned the right to bowl against St. Francis again with the winning team taking home fifth place for the Championship. The Terriers were up 30 pins after the first three games and pulled away in the later frames to secure the 43 pin win. The Wolves settled for sixth place.

Taylor Billington and Danielle Mines will represent Cheyney at the Individual ITCs next weekend in Allentown, PA.