The Southern University Jaguars defeated the Alabama A&M Bulldogs to claim the 2008 Southwestern Athletic Conference Bowling Tournament title.Â The Jaguars downed the Bulldogs 4-3 Sunday afternoon at the Holiday Bowl Fun Center in Bessemer, Alabama.
Southern jumped out to win game one 193-187.Â Alabama A&M won the next two games (170-156 and 181-144) to take a 2-1 lead in the match.Â The Jaguars won games four (176-171) and five (215-196) before the Bulldogs won game six (190-178).
In the deciding game seven, both teams started slow but fought hard at the end of the game.Â When the ninth frame was complete, Alabama A&M led 158 to 148.Â Down eight pins in the final frame, Southernâ€™s Vanessa Caldwell knocked down nine pins on her final throw to earn the Jaguars the victory.
The 2008 SWAC Bowling All-Tournament Team is listed with their averages from the team games bowled during the tournament.
(Most Outstanding Bowler)
BROADCAST NOTE:Â The SWAC Bowling Championship match will be broadcast on ESPNU on March 5.Â Air time has not been announced