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Bowling Teams Up With Molloy for DezyStrong Classic and First-Ever BVL Tournament

Bowling Teams Up With Molloy for DezyStrong Classic and First-Ever BVL Tournament

Queens, N.Y. – A collaboration of six local teams came together this weekend for the third-annual DezyStrong Classic and inaugural Bowlers to Veterans Link, co-hosted by Adelphi University and Molloy University at Jib Lanes in Queens.

The efforts of both schools raised over $2,000 in support of cancer research and the lives of our former military.

“It was great to be able to raise the funds we did for these very worthwhile charities, keeping with our commitment to DezyStrong and adding a new tradition in helping our veterans through the Bowlers to Veterans Link,” said Adelphi Head Women’s Bowling Coach Arthur O’Connor.

A weekend made up of two separate tournaments, Blanca Fraticelli led off the Dezy with a stretch of seven consecutive strikes against STAC, resulting in a career-best 264 that produced the team’s highest series of the weekend.

Fraticelli threw an astounding 52.0 percent strikes — a season-high — in the traditional format and averaged a 207.2 across the five matches that nearly crowned her as the tournament’s individual champion.

By the slightest margin of three pins, Fraticelli ran second to Molloy’s Jessica Pinelli, who bowled a 200 or better in four of her five traditional outings for a 210.2 average.

Erica DeJesus saw her most work to-date in the Dezy, rolling a 175.0 average and achieving a fill rate of 72.2 percent. Her .565 spare conversion rate only trailed Fraticelli for the team lead.

Running up against the same opposition in the Baker tournament the following day, Fraticelli — as the team’s anchor bowler — collected another seventeen strikes and averaged a 177.4 to lead all Panthers.

With one final tune-up before the ECC Championships, Adelphi will make its annual visit to Smyrna, Tenn. for the Music City Classic, hosted by Vanderbilt University from Mar. 15-17 at Smyrna Bowling Center.

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