Bowling Finishes Fifth at Roto Grip Raider Classic

Bowling Finishes Fifth at Roto Grip Raider Classic

Kettering, Ohio - The Alma College bowling team finished the 2018 Roto Grip Raider Classic in fifth place with 8420 points, 151 points behind fourth place, over the weekend (Nov. 10 and 11).

Five Scots had at least one game over 200, led by Emma Davis (Horton, Mich / Hanover Horton) who scored a tournament-high 278 in the third game. She and Kemmie Shunk each had two games over 200.

What Happened

  • Alma posted a 940 in the first game behind Rachel Kuczajda's 211. Josee Hale (Defiance, Ohio / Defiance Senior High) and Davis added games of 197 and 196. Alma was tied for fifth after the first game.
  • The Scots had their worst game in the second with 854 points. Shunk notched a 201 as a warm-up.
  • Alma scored 1095 in the third game, tied for the second highest score in the tournament from any team. Davis went off for a career-high 278 and was followed by Brooke Fornetti (Iron Mountain, Mich. / Iron Mountain) with her own career-high of 224 and Shunk with a 221. Hale and Kasidey Easlick (Gladwin, Mich. / Gladwin) rounded out the fivesome with a 191 and 181, respectively.
  • Easlick followed her strong first game with a career-best 257 in the fourth game to lead Alma to a 905. Davis followed with a 187.
  • Davis and Fornetti posted team-high scored of 213 and 195 in the fifth and final team game, leaving Alma in sixth place after five team games.
  • The Scots picked up one spot in the standings over 20 Baker games but could not jump into fourth place, falling just short of the four-team elimination tournament. Alma had a team-best 233 in the 12th Baker game, which has five team members bowl two frames each in one game. The 12th game began a seven-game streak in which the Scots scored over 200 each time. They added one more in the 19th game, but it wasn't enough to get them into the tournament.

Notables

  • Four Scots set career-highs in the tournament: Emma Davis, Brooke Fornetti, Kasidey Easlick and Rachel Kuczajda.
  • Kemmie Shunk's 221 was her second-highest score this year.
  • The junior varsity team finished as the runner-up in the JV elimination tournament. Alma fell to Pikeville by 58 points in the championship game after Pikeville scored a 203 in the first game. Jasmine Lowe (Saint Louis, Mich. / Saint Louis) posted three straight 200 games and Aaliyah Wilson (Alma, Mich. / Alma) added a 213 game, herself.

Up Next

The bowling team travels to Rossford, Ohio to compete in the BGSU Falcon Classic on Saturday, Nov. 17.