BOWIE – The Bowie State University women’s bowling team won its third straight Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) championship on March 26, but it wasn’t an easy task.
The Lady Bulldogs defeated Fayetteville State 4-2 in the championship match after coming out of the losers’ bracket in the double-elimination competition. It is the seventh time since 2005 that the team has won the CIAA title.
Bowie State began the last day of the tournament, during which teams competed in a best-of-seven format, seeded third behind Fayetteville and Virginia State. The Bulldogs knocked off Virginia State but then fell to Fayetteville State by a score of 4-1.
But after that, Bowie State got rolling. The Bulldogs scored a 4-2 win over Virginia State in a rematch of their earlier meeting to make their way to the championship match.
The Bulldogs took command under Head Coach Kenneth Scott, winning the first three games by scores of 198-173, 203-192 and 171-168. After that, the Broncos won the fourth match 159-135 to cut the lead to 3-1. Bowie State then closed out Fayetteville State with a 170-157 win to earn the title.
The Bulldogs have also won championships in 2005, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2016.
Senior Ashley Wade and redshirt junior Sierra Davis were selected as Co-Most Valuable Players for the tournament. Sophomore Shannon Weaver from Fort Washington made the All-Tournament team.
Football practice begins
The Bowie State University football squad started spring practice last Friday. Practice will go through April 22, when there will be a controlled scrimmage.
There will be 13 practices plus a scrimmage on April 15 at 1:30 p.m. and the April 22 scrimmage. These all will be held at Bulldogs Stadium and are going to be open to the public.
Here’s a list of the rest of the practices/scrimmages. All times are p.m.
April 7 (4)
April 8 (1:30)
April 9 (1:30)
April 11 (7)
April 12 (4)
April 14 (4)
April 15 (1:30, scrimmage)
April 18 (7)
April 19 (4)
April 21 (4)
April 22 (3, controlled scrimmage/game)
The Bulldogs start the regular season with a road game on Sept. 2 versus Seton Hill University. A time for that contest has not been set.
For those who want more information with the spring practices, call the school’s football office at 301-860-3578. Also, after the final practice/game on April 22, there will be a fund-raiser in the Student Center Ballroom.