TIMES STAFF REPORT
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio - Odds are pretty good the Pikeville College women's bowling program will hold on to its ranking as the No. 1 team in the country.
In an unquestionably a terrific weekend for Pikeville women`s bowling program, their three teams finished first, second and third in the Raider Classic Collegiate Tournament.
The Pikeville Lady Bear bowlers had their way with Morehead State University, Bellarmine University, Ball State University, The Ohio State University, Wright State University, Virginia Tech, Oberlin College and Martin Methodist College.
It was also a big weekend for individual bowlers, as 11 Lady Bears dominated the top 25 individual performances. Leading the pack was junior All-American Kayla Bandy, who won a tournament championship for the second time this season. Bandy was the only bowler in the field to average over 200 (203.4) on a very cranky sport shot and led the all-tournament team.
She was joined on the all-tournament team by senior Michelle McKay, who averaged 187.6 for the weekend.
On the men's side, Pikeville placed two teams in the four-team playoffs, finishing second and third to Morehead State. Pikeville Kodak knocked off Ohio State and Pikeville Polar by 2-0 scores before falling to MSU 2-0 in the finals.
Pikeville Black missed the playoffs by finishing sixth.
Freshman Kyle Barnes made the five-player all-tournament team, averaging 199.6 . Sophomore Dakota Jordan finished seventh among individuals with an average of 198.6.