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HU bowls in Ebonite Warhawk Open

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MADISON, Wis. - The Huntington University bowling teams competed at the Ebonite Warhawk Open for the first time in program history. The tournament format consisted of six team games on Saturday and 16 baker games on Sunday.

The HU women’s team brought home a 12th place finish out 20 teams with a total of 7,461 pins. On Saturday the Foresters averaged 822 for a six-game total of 4,933. Their team average on Sunday’s baker games was 158 while their total stood at 2,528.

Sophomore Brianna Cearbaugh was the high finisher with an individual average of 189. Brooke Ewing contributed a 181 average as both players finished the singles portion of the tournament in the top 30. 

“The team’s finish may not show the improvement, but each player has and is improving every week,” said Coach Mike Shockey. “It is only a matter of time before it starts coming together and we start seeing finishes that reflect all the hard work the ladies are putting in.”

The Forester men’s team posted a 10th place finish out of 24 teams with a pin fall of 8,639. On Saturday the, Huntington rolled a 964 average for a total of 5,788 pins before averaging 178 for their 16 baker games which totaled 2,851 on Sunday. Seniors Daniel and Joe Miller led the way for Shockey’s crew with averages of 202 and 201 respectively.

The Huntington JV men’s squad knocked down 7,904 pins over the weekend to claim 8th place out of ten teams. Their six-game average was 850 on Saturday and they followed that up with a 175 in their baker games on Sunday. David Miller and Luke Brown came in off the bench and contributed five-game averages of 196 and 192. Senior Adam Harris-Shoemaker led the team with a six game total of 996 for a 166 average.

“The guy’s team as a whole has been struggling with baker games this season and it is something we’re going to be focusing on,” said Shockey. “Especially since the ITC sectional tournament is an all baker tournament.”

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 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.