Bowling wins twice, averaging 210 on Sunday at Mid-Winter Invitational

The Youngstown State bowl team went 2-1 in bracket play and beat No. 1 McKendree for the second straight day to end their competition at the Mid-Winter Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark. The three-day tournament hosted by Arkansas State was held at the Hijinx Family Entertainment Center.

The Penguins started the day in ninth place, and they moved up one spot with their two wins in the Baker best-seven format. Youngstown State averaged an impressive 210.72 over its 18 games, which was the second-best average in bracket play in program history.

“We came to play today with a better image and better pace, and we’ve risen as a group,” YSU head coach Doug Kuberski said. “While we have a few things to clean up with spare shots and are overall more disciplined, I like where we are and where we are heading. I can feel we are all hungry and looking forward to some work this week. to continue to elevate us.”

Youngstown State outscored No. 20 Lewis 4-1 to start the morning as he posted games of 221, 235 and 237. The Penguins then took a 3-1 lead over McKendree before the top-ranked Bearcats did come back with a 246 and 247 in games five and six to tie the game. Youngstown State responded with a 266, the fifth-best Baker game in school history, to win Game 7 266–194 and win the game. YSU also beat McKendree in traditional play on Saturday.

The Penguins took a 2-1 lead over Louisiana Tech in their next game with a 224-173 victory in Game 2 and a 215-211 advantage in Game 3, but the Lady Techsters rallied to win the next three matches and win the match. Game 5 was decided by a pin, 210-209.

Youngstown State will be back on the track next week as it travels to Nebraska for the Big Red Invitational Feb. 25-27.

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