CAMPBELLSVILLE – The University of Pikeville bowling teams came away with the team and individual championships in both the men’s and women’s draw in the Green River Classic, held at Phillips Lanes this weekend.
The event also served as the opening tournament in the Mid-South Conference race. Both UPIKE teams came away with 6-0 records in the league standings.
On the men’s side, the Pikeville B team won the event with a score of 7020, easily outdistancing second-place University of Louisville’s 6865.
Pikeville A, the team competing in the MSC standings, finished third overall but atop the seven-team league race with a score of 6856. Pikeville C came in 11th in the 18-team event at 6,220.
Pikeville senior Brian Wicker took medalist honors in the men’s draw with a five-game score of 1048. Sophomore Lucas Hohnstein was third at 991 to join him on the all-tournament team.
Junior Robert Gilliam was seventh with a score of 971, while junior Fidel Marchena was the fourth Bear in the Top 10 with a score of 969 for ninth overall.
Sophomore Anthony Scerati was 14th at 957, one spot ahead of teammate Blair Cain, who finished at 948 for his first collegiate tournament. Freshman Jeremy Bandy came in 22nd with a score of 913 while sophomore Francisco Gamero finished 24th with a score of 901.
In the women’s draw, Pikeville finished 1-2 overall, with Team A winning the title with a score of 6762, only 18 pins in front of their teammates. Pikeville C was sixth with a score of 5897.
Sophomore Kaylee Magazine, playing in her first tournament since the 2011 national championships, took medalist honors with a five-game score of 1040. She finished ahead of sophomore Brianna Larson, who was second with a score of 993.
The rest of the Pikeville team bowled in no more than four of the five individual rounds. Senior Erica Anderson was 22nd with a score of 753, while sophomore Kara Crowe was 24th at 747.
Senior Brandy Hensley and sophomore Andrea Guzman were tied for 26th with scores of 740, while freshman Katelyn Simpson was 28th with a score of 733.
The men’s team will be back in action Oct. 13-14 in the Western Shoot-Out in Indianapolis, and both will compete in the Pikeville-hosted Orange & Black Classic Oct. 20-21.