Lincoln, Neb. (Apr. 20, 2018) ---Delaware State is the overall leader in total pinfall, but has dropped to the loser’s bracket at the United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships. The Hornets lead the 16 teams remaining in the tournament with 5000 total pinfall after 24 games (208.3 avg.).
DSU was third in the team standings with 2406 total pinfall after the qualifying round, then collected 2594 total pins in the opening round of Baker bracket play.
Delaware State began bracket play with a seven-game win over Schenectady, before falling in six games to Stephen F. Austin in the second round.
The Hornets topped the 200 mark in the 15 of their 24 games, including a high of 247.
Defending USBC champ McKendree is fourth in total pinfall (4804), while Delaware State’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference rival Maryland-Eastern Shore is eighth (4587).
The Hornets will look to stay alive in the tournament when they face a still-to-be determined opponent at 10:45 ET today.
Meanwhile, Delaware State’s Alexis Neuer (so.; Lewisburg, Pa.) is currently eighth out of 24 competitors in the 2018 Intercollegiate Women’s Singles Championship.
Neuer has a five-game total pinfall of 1218 for an average of 203.0. She had a high game of 236.
The 2017-18 MEAC Bowler-of-the-Year and All-MEAC First Team selection, Neuer is competing in the USBC Singles Championship for the second straight year.