Bowlers Seize First Day Lead

Feb. 24, 2012

BESSEMER, ALA—Vanderbilt won all five of its games and was also the first-round leader in pin fall Friday at Alabama A&M’s annual Holiday Classic.

The Commodores lead second-place Central Missouri by 245 pins while Arkansas State sits in third place.Vanderbilt defeated Central in the afternoon’s first game (4-game Baker sets) and then proceeded to dispatch Arkansas State, Southern, Tulane and host Alabama A&M.

“We came out and executed well,” Coach John Williamson said. “We stuck with the same lineup all day long because we seemed to me to be doing all the things we do when we are bowling well. I thought Jess, Sam, Brittni…actually I thought everyone had their moments today.”

Vanderbilt’s workmanlike day resulted in winning 16 of the 20 Baker games while having 60% of its own scores north of 200.

The Commodores return to the Holiday Lanes tomorrow morning with play starting at 9:30 a.m. Five team games are on tap; will be represented and expects to file a more complete report tomorrow evening.

Friday Leader Board
Vanderbilt 4,069
Central Missouri 3,824
Arkansas State 3,772
Valparaiso 3,608

VU 831 Central Missouri 761
VU 192-191
VU 199-175
VU 216-204
VU 224-191

VU 828 Arkansas State 714
AS 206-181
VU 212-162
VU 224-214
VU 211-134

VU 788 Southern 723
VU 172-146
VU 209-168
VU 199-183
SU 202-172

VU 845 Tulane 681
VU 206-118
TU 203-202
VU 200-169
VU 237-191

VU 777 Alabama A&M 723
VU 197-171
VU 209-168
VU 199-182
AM 202-172