Feb. 22, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior Ali Long finished third individually and the UAB bowling team earned five wins to move into second place at the Aggie Master’s Challenge.
UAB did not drop a game (5-0) and finished with a total pinfall of 4,368 on the second day of competition.
The Blazers played five traditional games and also competed individually. In the first game of the day, UAB defeated Shaw University, 969-718. It was the team’s highest score of the day and included a 227 from junior Leah Walker and a 215 from junior Jennafer Mellott.
The next game UAB took a 913-831 win over Morgan State. Long posted the team’s highest individual bowl with a 234 in the win. The Blazers topped Hampton, 827-615, with three players scoring over 180.
Against North Carolina Central, UAB won 860-764. Long earned her second score over 200, leading the team with a 205. The Blazers closed out the day with a 799-733 win over Winston-Salem State.
Individually, three Blazers finished in the top 15 after bowling in all five games. Long earned her best finish of the season after taking third with a total pinfall of 989 for an average of 197.8 per game. She bowled two games over 200, including a team-high 234, to lead the Blazers.
Mellott also earned her best finish of the season in 11th place. She had a total pinfall of 852 for an average of 170.4. Junior Marissa Ferreira earned a 13th place finish with a total of 842 to average 168.4 on the day.
The final day of the Aggie Master’s will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET with the best four-of-seven baker match position rounds (bracket style).