UAB Bowling Wraps Up Play At Big Red Invite

UABSPORTS.COM Marissa Ferreira was UAB's top individual finisher in Nebraska.
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Marissa Ferreira was UAB's top individual finisher in Nebraska.
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Jan. 23, 2012

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Marissa Ferreira's 21st place individual finish highlighted the UAB bowling team's weekend at Nebraska's Big Red Invitational.

Ferreira bowled an average of 198.4 over five individual games to lead the Blazers among 76 total competitors. As a team, UAB finished in 11th place out of 12 over the three-day event.

The Blazers posted a 3-10 record at the tournament, going 1-4 in Thursday's four-game Baker matches, 1-4 in Friday's traditional team matches and 1-2 in Saturday's best-of-seven Baker matches.

Jennafer Mellott, who joined the Blazers this semester, also had a strong showing at the tournament. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., product averaged 184.0 over the five individual games to finish in 34th place overall.

Jamie Cowden (176.4) in 40th place, Leah Walker (174.8) in 41st and Qituwrah King (152.4) in 46th rounded out the UAB lineup.

Eighth-ranked Arkansas State finished in first place as a team with a per-game average of 208.18 over the three days. No. 5 Central Missouri (206.84) finished second, followed by No. 9 Nebraska (206.18) in third. In total, the tournament featured seven ranked teams.

The Blazers, in their first season of intercollegiate competition, return to action Feb. 3-4 at South Carolina State's Bulldog Roundup.

Final Team Standings
1. Arkansas State (208.18)
2. Central Missouri (206.84)
3. Nebraska (206.18)
4. Sam Houston State (196.77)
5. Wisconsin-Whitewater (196.70)
6. Stephen F. Austin (195.20)
7. Valparaiso (193.97)
8. Monmouth (184.68)
9. Bethune-Cookman (179.95)
10. Elmhurst (178.83)
11. UAB (171.81)
12. Florida A&M (161.77)

Day 1: Four-Game Baker Matches
Match 1: Arkansas State 3 (781), UAB 1 (722)
Match 2: UAB 735, Monmouth 688
Match 3: Stephen F. Austin 699, UAB 643
Match 4: Bethune-Cookman 642, UAB 601
Match 5: Elmhurst 679, UAB 627

Day 2: Traditional Matches
Match 6: Valparaiso 1002, UAB 918
Match 7: Sam Houston State 1070, UAB 903
Match 8: Nebraska 901, UAB 876
Match 9: UAB 891, Florida A&M 747
Match 10: Central Missouri 997, UAB 842

Day 3: Best-of-Seven Baker Matches
Total pinfall for match in parentheses
Match 11: UAB 4 (1295), Wisconsin-Whitewater 3 (1435)
Match 12: Bethune-Cookman 4 (766), UAB 0 (579)
Match 13: Elmhurst 4 (1108), UAB 2 (1020)