Millsboro, Del. (Nov. 18, 2018) -- The Delaware State bowling team posted an 8-5 overall record, good enough for 11th place in the 17-team Hawk Classic Invitational, hosted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore this weekend.
The Hornets finished Sunday’s bracket play with a 2-1 record in Baker contests, posting two wins over Long Island Brooklyn (4-2 & 4-3), while falling to Duquesne (2-4).
Delaware State, ranked eighth in the 2018-19 National Tenpin Coaches Preseason Poll, was 5-3 in Baker matches and 3-2 in traditional contests during the weekend tournament.
In Friday’s opening round of Baker matches, the Hornets won three and lost two, highlighted by victories over No. 4 Sam Houston State and No. 9 Fairleigh Dickinson. The Friday losses were to No. 1 Vanderbilt and No. 20 Duquesne.
Delaware State was 3-2 in traditional matches on Saturday. Oneloss was to NTCA preseason No. 7 and fellow Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference member Maryland-Eastern Shore.
Individually, Alexis Neuer (jr.) was tops on the Hornets and 14th out of 111 competitors with a total pinfall of 1031 (206.2 avg.). Neuer, the 2018-19 MEAC Preseason Bowler-of- the-Year, rolled a season-high 248 vs. Long Island Brooklyn.
Vanderbilt was the tournament winner with a 10-1 overall record. Host Maryland Eastern Shore was sixth.