ORLANDO, Fla. (2/12/23) – Falling 4-1 against Stephen F. Austin in a Baker best-of-seven series championship match, the Arkansas State women’s bowling team finished second at the Sunshine State Classic Sunday.
A-State (45-21) finished out traditional matches with a 977-925 win over Saint Francis to clinch the second spot in the bracket. The Red Wolves met host Sacred Heart in the first Baker best-of-seven series bracket match and won in five games. Sacred Heart won the first game, 249-215, but A-State reeled off four-straight games to win the match, including a 259-210 margin in game five.
The Red Wolves met Stephen F. Austin in the championship match. SFA took the first game 245-199, but A-State answered with a 218-168 margin in game two. SFA slipped by in games three (247-222) and four (215-210) and then clinched the match with a 277-181 margin in game five.
Emma Stull earned All-Tournament Team honors with the most total pinfall individually downing 1,420 pins in six matches for an average of 236.67. Brooklyn Buchanan finished fifth in the standings with a five-game average of 212.00 with 1,060 total pins.
A-State, ranked fourth nationally in the latest NTCA Top-25 poll, hosts the annual Mid-Winter Invitational at Hijinx in Jonesboro Feb. 17-19. For the latest on A-State women’s bowling, follow the team on Twitter (@AStateBowling), Facebook (/AStateBowling) and Instagram (@redwolvesbowling).
Sunshine State Classic
Baker Match Results
A-State 856 (Bye)
A-State 1,052 Duquesne 1,124
A-State 1,206 UAB 976
A-State 940 Sacred Heart 944
A-State 938 Prairie View A&M 885
Traditional Match Results
A-State 1,048 Florida A&M 890
A-State 1,034 Stephen F. Austin 1,037
A-State 1,088 LIU 863
A-State 1,120 Monmouth 1,046
A-State 948 Emmanuel College 919
A-State 977 Saint Francis 925
1. Emma Stull – 1,420 (236.67)
5. Brooklyn Buchanan – 1,060 (212.00)
11. Faith Welch – 1,245 (207.50)
15. Sarah Sanes – 1,026 (205.50)
35. Karli VanDuinen – 1,117 (186.17)
42. Maggie Thoma – 177 (177.00)
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