DOVER, Del.- The North Carolina A&T bowling team came in seventh place in the Capital Classic tournament on Sunday at the Brunswick Doverama.
The Aggies (33-21, 10-6 MEAC) entered the bracket competition as the seventh seed. They opened the day against N.C. Central, defeating the Eagles 4-1. The Aggies then advanced to face No. 12 St. Francis, and lost 4-2. The Aggies bested N.C. Central 4-1 again to end the tournament in seventh.
The Aggies finished the Capital Classic with a 7-6 record, and a total pinfall of 8,538. A&T had two players average over 200 for the tournament in senior Amber Brown (200.6) and freshman Emily Strombeck (206.4). Strombeck also recorded a new season-high game by bowling a 237 against No. 9 Adelphi on Saturday.
Freshman Najah Owens averaged a season-best 182.2 in the tournament, and recorded a new season-high game when she bowled 235 against Hampton in head-to-head competition on Saturday.
The Aggies will compete in the Morgan State Invitational from Feb. 15-17 in Towson, Md. It will be their final match before competing in the final conference tournament of the season on March 2-3 to determine who advances to the MEAC Championship Tournament.