ORANGEBURG, S.C.- Sophomore Cherise Poole had another strong
performance against MEAC division competition, but the
North Carolina A&T bowling team finished the MEAC Southern Division #2 meet
with a 1-9 record, collecting a win against Bethune-Cookman in bakers play on
The Aggies (13-44, 3-17) went 0-5 in individual games on
Saturday, and 1-4 in bakers games on Sunday. Poole, who bowled a
season-high 235 in the first MEAC Southern Division meet this season, bowled a
team-best 211 against host S.C. State on Saturday. She led the team with
870 pinfalls and bowling average of 174 on Saturday. Poole finished the
tournament 10th amongst all athletes with a 174 average. Senior
April Terry was second on the team with 778 pinfalls and a 155.6 average in
five games on Saturday.
On Saturday, the Aggies lost to Norfolk State, who ended the
weekend 10-0, by a final of 882-665. Terry led the team with a 158
score. The Aggies next took on S.C. State and lost 747-675. In the
third match, Terry again had the best game on the team, scoring 165, but
Bethune-Cookman defeated N.C. A&T 809-721. The Aggies were next
pitted against Florida A&M and lost a close match 822-770. Junior
Amber Brown led the team in the fourth game with a 177 game, which was her best
on the day. N.C. A&T finished Saturday with a close loss, 829-823, to
N.C. Central, in which Poole bowled 191 to lead the team.
On Sunday, the Aggies competed in five bakers games.
The Aggies dropped the first two games, before winning the third, and losing in
the final two. N.C. A&T had losses to Norfolk State, S.C. State
before beating Bethune-Cookman 661-610. Florida A&M next felled the Aggies
688-557 before the day ended with a 620-596 loss to the N.C. Central
The Aggies will take a long break following this weekend, as
their next tournament is not until Jan. 20-22.
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