LINCOLN, Neb. (3/3/18) – The third-ranked Arkansas State women's bowling team went 4-1 in traditional matches, as the team kept its first place position during day two of the Big Red Invitational Saturday being held at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb.
The Red Wolves (72-28) began the day with a strong 1,099-924 victory over Lincoln Memorial as Jadee Scott-Jones led the way with a 243, before a 1,126-961 win over Drury as Julie Huren gave the squad her best score of the day, rolling in a 246. Those wins were followed by a 978-862 victory over No. 22 Maryville.
Arkansas State used that momentum to bowl its highest total of the day, pinning a 1,143-962 victory over Prairie View, behind Jordan Richard's 267. The team took its sole loss of the day against host No. 1 Nebraska, who won 1,060-996, in its last match of the day.
Being atop standings, A-State landed three players in top 10 individual standings to conclude day two. The squad was led by third-place Jordan Richard, who rolled a sum total of 1,134 with a 226.80 average over five games. Fifth-place Scott-Jones had an average of 219 and seventh-place Haley Richard had an average of 215.20 while bowling sum totals of 1,095 and 1,076, respectively.
"It was nice to keep the lead but we have to play better than we did the last match," A-State head women's bowling coach Justin Kostick said. "The last match we didn't execute well enough so our execution needs to be more like day one."
A-State is now 8-1 for the tournament and in first place with a total pinfall of 9,655, bowling an average of 214.6 per game. Nebraska is trailing closely behind in second place, only two pins shy (9,653) as they also have an 8-1 mark. McKendree (9,191), Central Mo. (8,775) and Wisconsin-Whitewater (8,452) close out the top five.
Competition will conclude with a two-round best-of-seven Baker format championship tournament on Sunday, which will begin at 8:55 a.m.