Bessemer, Ala. â€“ The Lady Jaguars of Southern University and the Lady Bulldogs of Alabama A&M University advanced to the final round of the 2008 Southwestern Athletic Conference Womenâ€™s Bowling Championship at the Holiday Bowl Fun Center in Bessemer, Alabama.
Today play was double elimination in the best four of seven baker games. The Lady Jaguars defeated Alabama A&M 4-0. SU had a total pinfall of 752 while the Bulldogs had a total pinfall of 650. The Lady Jags then went on to defeat number one seeded Jackson State 4-0 with a pinfall of 708, compared to the Lady Tigersâ€™ 614.
The Lady Bulldogs had to battle their way through the loserâ€™s bracket to gain an opportunity to defend their title. Alabama A&M started the day off with a 4-0 win over Alabama State. AAMU had a total pin fall of 679 to the Lady Hornetsâ€™ 537. After losing to Southern, the Lady Bulldogs defeated Prairie View A&M 4-2-1, knocking down 1155 pins to Prairie Viewâ€™s 1138. After eliminating the Lady Panthers, Alabama A&M eliminated Texas Southern from the tournament. AAMU won 4-0 by knocking down 713 pins to the Lady Tigersâ€™ 665 pinfall. The team played spoiler yet again, as they eliminated Jackson State, winning 4-2. The Lady Bulldogs had a pinfall of 970 and JSU knocked down 970 pins.
In other play, Prairie View A&M defeated in-state rival Texas Southern 4-3, with a pinfall of 1035 to Texas Southernâ€™s 1013. The Lady Panthers lost to Jackson State 0-4, bowling a 614 to the Lady Tigersâ€™ 792. Texas Southern eliminated Alabama State 4-1. The Lady Tigers had a total of 845 pins while the Lady Hornets knocked down 737 pins.
Play will begin on Sunday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Bowl Fun Center and will be televised on ESPNU to be aired at a later date.