Oct. 22, 2011
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Jamie Cowden's game-two score of 223 highlighted the UAB bowling team's day at the Alabama A&M Bulldog Classic on Saturday.
Vanderbilt won the event, followed by host Alabama A&M in second and Alabama State in third. The Blazers, competing in their first event in program history, rounded out the field in fourth.
The teams bowled three traditional rounds before being grouped into a championship bracket that utilized a baker format, in which five bowlers compete for each team and alternate frames with each one bowling twice.
Cowden led the Blazers through the first three rounds with an individual score of 570 (156-223-191), while Marissa Ferreira (156-193-211) and Leah Walker (167-188-205) each posted three-game totals of 560.
UAB was seeded fourth after the three traditional rounds and was paired against Vanderbilt in the semifinal baker round, where the Blazers fell to the eventual champion by a score of 791-632.
UAB then dropped a 745-643 decision to Alabama State in the third-place match.
The Blazers return to action next weekend when they travel to Bethune-Cookman's Wildcat Invitational in Ormond Beach, Fla. Play begins Friday and runs through Sunday.