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Ewing claims the singles title at the Boilermaker Classic

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Huntington University junior Brooke Ewing claimed the singles title at the Boilermaker Classic at Aulby’s Arrowhead Bowl last weekend to guide the Forester women to a 6th place finish out of 17 teams.

Bowling on a low scoring 37’, 31ml pattern, she teamed up with Ayla Yeiter, Emily O’Leary, Abby Atkins, Shelby New and Rachel Vogler to climb to 4th after five regular team games on Saturday. The Foresters rolled team games of 833-828-938-856-901 for a total of 4,356, just 114 pins behind first place Lindenwood (4,470) heading into Sunday’s 16 Baker games.

Unfortunately, Sunday brought low scores for HU. They rolled four, four-game Baker sets of 657-732-641-635 for a tournament total of 7,021 which dropped them two spots to their final 6th place finish. Marian took home first place with 7,380 followed by Lindenwood (7,273), Robert Morris (7,265), Lindenwood Belleville (7,228), Calumet St. Joseph (7,069) and HU (7,021).

High individual games for Huntington included Brooke Ewing (196-198-218-211), Emily O’Leary (192-200-202) and Shelby New (205-187).

The HU men’s team of Seth Walker, Derek Beckler, Daniel Miller, Joe Miller, Colin Madden, David Miller and Adam Harris-Shoemaker finished 9th out of 16 teams with a total of 7,225. The Foresters enjoyed 8th place after Saturday’s five team games (902-874-870-908-873) for a total of 4,427. Just like the HU women, the men also struggled to get on track in Baker play, rolling four-game sets of 682-743-737-636 for a tournament total of 7,225.

McKendree won the title with 8,007 followed by Robert Morris (7,888), Lindenwood (7,860), Vincennes (7,591), Marian (7,578), Lindenwood Belleville (7,495), Purdue (7,425), Indiana Tech (7,336) and HU (7,225).

High individual games for Huntington included Seth Walker (186-181-189), Derek Becker (192), Daniel Miller (202-219-206-216), Joe Miller (211-189-194-182) and Adam Harris-Shoemaker (203).

The men’s JV team of Jake Neely, Blake Lugo, Joseph Mitchell, Jess Meyers, James Knapp and Justin Coleman finished 9th of 14 JV teams with a total of 6,839. The women’s JV team of Heidi Tucker, Eleni Newsome, Kasey Carney, Ciara Lovell and Briana Cearbaugh finished 7th of 8 JV teams with 6,411 pins.

High games for the HU men included Jake Neely (180-188), Joseph Mitchell (184), and James Knapp (186-197-212-181). High games for the HU women included Heidi Tucker (234-208-182).

In singles action, Ewing was the only one in the tournament to average 200. The Rochester native rolled 1,000 over five games for her 200.0 average. The Foresters had four other bowlers finish in the top 50 out of field of 161 bowlers including Tucker (17th, 178.6 average), New (34th, 170.0 average), Yeiter (38th, 166.4 average) and Atkins (49th, 158.6 average).

For the men, Daniel Miller finished 12th out of 204 competitors with a 198.0 average. Other Foresters in the top 50 included Knapp (28th, 188.6 average) and Joe Miller (29th, 187.4 average).

Huntington returns to action on November 7-8 to compete in the Brunswick Southern Classic Tier 1 tournament at the Brunswick Zone Austell in Marietta, GA.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.