Bulldogs’ DeCarlo named Tournament MVP

BOSSIER CITY, LA – With a 4-0 sweep of Prairie View A&M, top-seeded Alabama A&M was crowned the 2010 SWAC Women’s Bowling Champion on Sunday at Holiday Lanes.

In the first game the Bulldogs collected two strikes and 10 spares to post a 180-140 win over PV. The second game was highlighted by six Bulldog strikes as the squad went up 2-0 with a 193-164 win. In the third, despite out-striking the Bulldogs 5-3, the Lady Panthers couldn’t pull off a win and fell in a 0-3 hole with a 160-176 defeat. In the fourth and closest game of the match, the Bulldogs held off a late PV surge to hold on to a 171-168 victory and the 2010 conference title.

This is Alabama A&M’s first championship title since 2007 and second overall. The Bulldogs have competed in the last four tournament championship matches. Prairie View A&M, who didn’t participate in the tournament last season, made its first championship match appearance since 1997.

The Bulldogs’ Melanie DeCarlo was named the 2010 Tournament Most Valuable Player with a tournament-high 204.4 average.


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