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Aquinas Men’s Bowling Places Third in First and Second AHBA Tournaments of Year

Aquinas Men's Bowling Places Third in First and Second AHBA Tournaments of Year

Canton, Mich. – The men’s bowling team traveled to Canton, Michigan this weekend (Oct. 29-30) to compete in the first and second American Heartland Bowling Association (AHBA) tournaments of the year. The Saints put in consecutive good performances, finishing in third place both days.

The Saints finished the first tournament yesterday (Oct. 29) with 7,593 pins. Aquinas followed up that performance with 7,124 pins to finish in third again today (Oct. 30). Lawrence Tech would go on to win both tournaments. Walsh would come in second in the first tournament and Wright State would finish in second place during the second tournament.

Michael Deming would be the best individual bowler for Aquinas both days, finishing in 10th during the first tournament and 22nd during the second. During the first tournament, Deming had an incredible start, bowling a 245, 276, 203, 158, and 203 in his three games for 1,085 total pins and an average of 217 pins per game. There would be four team games for the second tournament and Deming would score a 218, 218, 195, and 203 for 834 total pins. He averaged 208.5 pins per game.

Abery Thomas III finished in 17th during the first tournament and 31st during the second tournament with respective total pin counts of 1,062 and 799. He bowled scores of 196, 234, 258, 201, and 173 in the first tournament. In the second tournament, he bowled a pair of 211 games, a 185, and a 192.

Jack Wicker bowled his best tournament of the season on Saturday with a 24th-place finish. He bowled a 227, 221, 234, 191, and 163 for a total pin count of Wicker would go on to bowl a 217 and a 202 in his two games today, good for a finish in 85th.

Jonathan Garland bowled four games for the Saints in the first tournament, scoring a 200, 246, 214, and 180 for a finish in 65th place.

James Ruoff bowled three games for the Saints on Saturday, scoring a 160, 172, and 193 to place 97th individually with 525 total pins. Ruoff followed up that performance with three more games for AQ today, bowling a pair of 171s and a 154. He placed 80th with 496 total pins.

Brandon Foster bowled two games for Aquinas during the first tournament, scoring a 189 and 204 to place him 108th individually. Foster would proceed to get the nod to play all four games today and did well, bowling a 238, 190, 179, and 188 for 795 total pins and a spot in 34th place.


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