Bowlers finish fifth at Sugar Bowl invitational in Louisiana

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KENNER, La. – The 20th-ranked Bethune-Cookman bowling team wrapped up its season-opening event on Oct. 20  at the AMF All Star Lanes as part of the AllState Sugar Bowl Collegiate Invitational. The annual event was hosted by Tulane University.

The team travels next to the Fairleigh Dickinson New Jersey Jamboree in Elmwood, N.J.

The team travels next to the Fairleigh Dickinson New Jersey Jamboree in Elmwood, N.J.

A day after B-CU bowling head coach Robert “Tony” O’Neal admitted he had mixed emotions about how his team performed during the first two days of competition, the Wildcats used that challenge from their head coach to take two wins in the final day of bowling.

Bethune-Cookman began the bracket portion of the tournament seeded sixth after going 6-4, respectively, in both Baker and Team competition Friday and Saturday.

The Wildcats opened Sunday’s bowling with a 4.5-2.5 victory over Alabama A&M in the opening round. The B-CU team stumbled to Texas Southern in the next round by a 4-1 decision.

Bethune-Cookman completed the event in fifth place, using a 4-2 defeat over Louisiana Tech in its final match.

The Wildcats return to the lanes Nov. 1-3, traveling to the Fairleigh Dickinson New Jersey Jamboree in Elmwood, N.J. The team missed last year’s event due to the hurricane moving into the New York/New Jersey area.

This story is Special to the Daytona Times from BCUAthletics.com.

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