WBOWL: Lourdes 15th/29 (Day 1) at Orange & Black Classic

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Lourdes saved its best game for last on Saturday, as the Gray Wolves finished the opening day of competition at the Orange & Black Classic in 15th place at Poelking Lanes South in Centerville, Ohio.

The Gray Wolves posted a five traditional game total of 4,074 pins, two more than 16th place Emmanuel and 43 behind 14th place Morehead State in the field of 29 schools.

The team averaged 814.6 on the first day of competition, rolling a day’s best 860 in the fifth game. Jordyn Stewart (Elida, Ohio/Elida H.S.) led the way in the final game with a 209, the only 200-game of the day for the Gray Wolves on the tough lane pattern.

Alyssa McCall (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) opened the day with a 198 in game one while Jenna Beatty (Sidney, Ohio/Sidney H.S.) rolled a 192 in the third game. Bryana Twining (Lima, Ohio/Bath H.S.) threw a 190 in game four for Lourdes.

“I thought the ladies finished on a strong note,” head coach Torrie Bartalone said afterwards. “Briah Wesby (Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park H.S.) stood out today as a leader off and on the lanes, saving multiple games when thrown in cold. Bryana led the team at the end to move us up from 18th place to 15th, helping us finish the day strong. Alyssa started us off on a great early pace.”

Host Pikeville leads the way after day one of competition, with a 5,039 pin fall, 282 pins ahead of second place Lindenwood.

Lourdes will return to the lanes on Sunday morning for the final day of competition in the event. Action begins at 9 a.m., with each team bowling four four-game Baker format sets.