A-State Women's Bowling claims best record at Big Red Invite

From Arkansas State University

The Arkansas State women's bowling team finished competition at the Big Red Invite with a tournament-best 11-3 record after going 3-0 Saturday to finish third overall in total pinfall.

The Red Wolves (31-11) began the day with a thrilling 941-939 victory over Valparaiso by mounting a comeback in the final five frames.  A-State defeated McKendree 981-952 in its second match of the day and finished the day with an impressive win over Sam Houston State 1,078-936.

Sarah Lokker claimed her second straight tournament MVP and led the Red Wolves Saturday with a total pinfall of 697 for a 232.33 average.

"I'm happy getting the most wins on the weekend despite finishing third in pinfall," A-State women's bowling coach Justin Kostick said.  "This was a solid field of teams and I'm proud of Sarah for winning the MVP."

Arkansas State returns to action after the holiday break in its host tournament the Mid-Winter Invitational.  The three-day tournament is scheduled for Jan. 17-19 at the Jonesboro Bowling Center.