Fort Wayne, Ind. - The Alma College bowling team had its best two performances of the season over the weekend (Oct. 27 & 28), finishing in the top five in the first two American Heartland Conference Tournaments.
Emma Davis (Horton, Mich / Hanover Horton) led the Scots on both days, posting an average of 211.60 on Saturday and a 190.75 average on Sunday. Josee Hale (Defiance, Ohio / Defiance Senior High) and Kemmie Shunk aided in Alma's performances, slotting themselves in second and third, respectively, on both days.
How It Happened
- On Saturday, the Scots bowled over 900 in three of its five games. In each of those games, Emma Davis bowled over 200, posting a 248 in the first game, 253 in the fourth game and 203 in the fifth.
- The Scots had three players score over 18- in the third game, led by Josee Hale with a Saturday-best 191.
- Davis and Kemmie Shunk led Alma to a 934 score in the fourth game. Shunk put up a day-best 193.
- Shunk and Kasidey Easlick (Gladwin, Mich. / Gladwin) each had a 180 to back up Davis' 203 in the fifth game.
- Alma competed in three Baker games at the end of the day, scoring 847, 847 and 685 in them.
- Alma did even better in the American Heartland II on Sunday, averaging 895.00 over four games. Four different players bowled over 200, led by Josee Hale's 227.
- Davis posted a 217 in the first round to get Alma off to a second-place start. It slipped slightly in the second game with an 874, but rebounded with a 910 and a 906 in the final two rounds.
- Rachel Kuczajda had a team-best 208 in the third round, and was trailed by Hale with a 198 and Shunk with a 183.
- Hale's 227 came in the fourth game. Davis and Kuczajda finished close behind with a 189 and 186.
- The Scots posted scored of 754, 700, 583 and 748 in the day's four Baker games.
- Emma Davis' 248 and 253 are the two best performances by a Scot this season.
- Davis was one of five bowlers to average 200 points or more in the American Heartland I.
- Josee Hale set a new season-best 227 in the fourth round.
- Brooke Fornetti's (Iron Mountain, Mich. / Iron Mountain) 185 is her season-best.
- Kemmie Shunk has bowled a 200 in all but one tournament this season.
- Rachel Kuczajda saw action in a varsity tournament for the first time this season. Her 208 in the third game on the American Heartland II was her personal-best of the weekend.
The Scots will compete in the AC Open, hosted by Adrian College, at the Lenawee Recreation Center in Adrian, Mich., on Saturday, Nov. 3.