The varsity team finished second while the junior varsity squads came in first and fourth in that division of the Striking Knights Invitational, hosted by Bellarmine University in Louisville.
The varsity team was the only one within striking distance of winner Lindenwood, which averaged 1,031.83 to win the 13-team varsity division. UPIKE averaged 1,001.22 to come in second. Third-place Florida State posted an average of 897.32.
Pikeville JV B was the winner of the junior varsity division with an average of 951.83. Lindwood C and Lindwood W followed in second and third, while Pikeville C came in fourth with an average of 873.78 out of seven squads.
Junior Brandy Hensley was the tournament’s top individual bowler, finishing with an average of 225.8. Senior Megan Kyle joined her on the five-player all-tournament team, averaging 214.6.
Sophomore Ashley Copley was the top junior varsity bowler, coming in eighth overall at 205.6, followed by senior Kim Yioulos with an average of 204.8. Senior Natasha Martin finished 14th with an average of 198.4, while freshman Alexis Vescovo came in 17th with her 194. Sophomore Brianna Larson was 22nd at 193.
The next action for the Pikeville teams will be in Las Vegas, when they participate in the Texas Station Collegiate Shoot-Out and the Sunset Station Las Vegas Invitational. Those tournaments will begin on Dec. 18.