Day one of the 2008 SWAC Womenâ€™s Bowling Championship got off to a hot start as six teams were bowling team games to decide the seeding for the double-elimination bracket. At dayâ€™s end, it was Jackson State and Southern claiming the top spots in Saturdayâ€™s bracket.
Jackson State â€“ The Lady Tigers were 5-0 on day one and had a pin count of 4,349 â€¦ downed Southern 832-807, Texas Southern 918-806, Prairie View 868-750, Alabama State 866-716 and Alabama A&M 865-842 â€¦ Ashley Blakley had a five-game mark of 948 while Ryann Richardson had a five-game pin total of 873.
Southern â€“ The Jaguars finished second on day one with a 4-1 record and a pin count of 4,329 â€¦ after falling to Jackson State 807-832, they defeated Alabama State 862-660, Texas Southern 945-751, Alabama A&M 832-749 and Prairie View 883-807 â€¦ Deneesha Foster had a five-game mark of 905 while Vanessa Caldwell bowled a five-game series of 899.
Alabama A&M â€“ The Bulldogs finished day one with a 2-3 mark and a pin count of 4,168 â€¦ defeated Prairie View 799-722 and Alabama State 901-730 â€¦ fell to Texas Southern 882-877, Southern 749-832 and Jackson State 842-865 â€¦ Nikki McClinton bowled a five-game series of 870 while Tiffany Clark had a five-game mark of 869.
Texas Southern â€“ The Lady Tigers had a day one pin total of 3,984 â€¦ downed Alabama A&M 882-877 â€¦ fell to Jackson State 918-806, Southern 945-751, Prairie View 852-812 and Alabama State 762-733 â€¦ Cieara Watts had a five-game mark of 913 while Chantel Jefferson bowled an 887 over her five games.
Prairie View A&M â€“ The Lady Panthers had a day one pin total of 3,897 â€¦ defeated Alabama State 766-693, loss to Alabama A&M 722-799, fell to Jackson State 750-868, downed Texas Southern 852-792 and fell to Southern 807-833 â€¦ Kristene Sadler had a five-game count of 800 while Phebe Jackson had a five-game mark of 783.
Alabama State â€“ The Lady Hornets bowled a day one mark of 3,560 â€¦ fell to Prairie View 693-766, fell to Southern 660-862, fell to Alabama A&M729-901 and Jackson State 716-866 before downing Texas Southern 762-733 â€¦ Syntara Tyler bowled a five-game mark of 712 while Dominique Elston bowled a five-game score of 823.
Bracket play begins on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Bowl Fun Center in Bessemer, Alabama. Alabama A&M and Alabama State will meet in one match while Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M will meet in the other. Southern will face the winner of the Bulldogs/Lady Hornets while Jackson State will meet the winner of the Maroon Tigers and the Lady Panthers.