ARLINGTON, TEXAS (February 1, 2019) – The 11th-ranked North Carolina A&T bowling team completed day one of the Prairie View A&M Invitational in sixth place among the top-10 teams in the nation. The Aggies had a total pinfall of 4,727 on day one just 353 pins behind the leader Vanderbilt.
“Good start to the tournament,” said coach Kim Terrell-Kearney. "The conditions are challenging, but we did a good job of staying composed. Looking forward to tomorrow.”
N.C. A&T started off the day downing 10th-ranked Stephen F. Austin 951-869. Next, the Aggies faced Texas Southern and edged out the Tigers 905-891in a close matchup. The Aggies suffered their first loss of the day during Game 3 as they faced fifth-ranked Sam Houston State. The Bearkats downed the Aggies 1,078-915.
During Game 4, N.C. A&T faced MEAC rival Maryland Eastern Shore. It was the fight it was expected to be from the two teams who battled it out during the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship game 10 months ago. It was the Aggies coming out on top again in an extremely close match, 1,020-1,011.
N.C. A&T bowled the worst game of the day in the fifth game against sixth-ranked Tulane. This was the only game that the Aggies did not have a better than 900 score. The Aggies ended the day with a loss to Tulane 881-846.
Day 2 will consist of traditional play as N.C. A&T looks to improve their ranking heading into bracket play on Sunday.