CHESAPEAKE, Va. (March 23, 2018) – Delaware State will be the No. 2 seed when bracket play begins in the 2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bowling Tournament at AMF Lanes on Saturday.
The Hornets, champions of the 2018 MEAC North race, were second among the six tournament teams with a total pinfall of 4,769 in five traditional games today. The seeding was determined by total pinfall from Friday’s team play.
MEAC South champ North Carolina A&T earned the No.1 seed with 5,055. Defending tournament champ Maryland-Eastern Shore is seeded third (4636), followed by Norfolk State (4,378), Florida A&M (4,269) and Morgan State (4,123).
Delaware State and NCA&T will have first-round byes on Saturday. Saturday’s double-elimination bracket play, in best-of-seven Baker format, kicks off at 9 a.m. with Norfolk State taking on Florida A&M and Maryland Eastern Shore squaring off against Morgan State. The Norfolk State-FAMU winner will face North Carolina A&T State at 10:40 a.m., with Delaware State taking on the Eastern Shore-Morgan winner in the other bracket. The tournament will conclude with the championship match on Sunday at 12 p.m. The match will be shown live on ESPN3, before airing via rebroadcast on ESPNU on Sunday, April 1 at 9 p.m.
The Hornets are seeking their second MEAC Tournament championship in three years and fourth all-time. DSU claimed tournament championships in 2009, 2010 and 2016.
Friday’s Match Scores
North Carolina A&T State 954, Florida A&M 810
Delaware State 1012, Norfolk State 888
Maryland Eastern Shore 923, Morgan State 791
Norfolk State 821, Morgan State 778
North Carolina A&T State 1015, Maryland Eastern Shore 904
Delaware State 1004, Florida A&M 850
North Carolina A&T State 1031, Delaware State 900
Florida A&M 874, Morgan State 812
Maryland Eastern Shore 881, Norfolk State 877
Maryland Eastern Shore 971, Florida A&M 927
North Carolina A&T State 1012, Norfolk State 929
Delaware State 976, Morgan State 906
Maryland Eastern Shore 957, Delaware State 877
Norfolk State 863, Florida A&M 808
North Carolina A&T State 1043, Morgan State 836
Story includes information from Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference