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Ancilla bowlers second in nation

March 4, 2018
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Ancilla bowlers take second at Nationals;

BUFFALO, NY – The Ancilla College women bowlers fell behind the eventual champs and could not catch them in the two –day National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Bowling Championship that concluded Saturday.

Despite second place finishes by Taylor Ellison in the women’s singles and women’s all-events and another second place finish in the women’s doubles by Brooklyn Schutz and Alecia Albanese, Schenectady beat the Lady Chargers 12,142 to 11,985 to claim the national title.
Colton Baker won the Men’s All-Around Event at the National Junior College Athletic Association Bowling Championships Saturday. Baker and Walter Griffin III won the men’s doubles and the Ancilla men’s team finished second in the nation. The Chargers led the 20-team field heading into three Baker Blockson Saturday afternoon, but could not hang on for the title. Highland Community College beat Ancilla 12,849 to 12,823 to secure the national championship.

Coach Al Franklin’s team has been a top program all year and this is the first time Ancilla has had a full women’s team. With all the freshmen on the team next year could be special also. It is the second year for men’s bowling at Ancilla.
Men’s scores
Top 5 teams: Highland 12,849, 2. Ancilla 12,823, 3. Iowa Central 12,808, 4. Eric Community 12,575, 5. Schenectady 12,287.
Men’s Doubles: 1. Ancilla (Walter Griffin/Colton Baker)  1,229. Other Ancilla scorers: 7. Austin Jordan/Corgan Shepard 1,117, 16. Michael Carney/Brenden Defrees 1,028, 34. Gavin Swanson/Jarett Whitehead 944.
Men’s All-Events: 1. Colton Baker (Ancilla) 204.4 (average); Other Ancilla scorers: 9. Jordan 186.7, 11. Griffin 185.7, 14. Carney 182.3, 24. Shepard 174.0, 92. Brenden Defrees 178.2.
Men’s singles: 1. Steven Welch (Suffolk) 644. Ancilla scorers: 11. Baker 580, 15. Griffin 564, 16. Defrees 564, 47. Shepard 500, 61. Jordan 484, 65. Swanson 477, 78. Carney 461, 88. Whitehead 436.
Women scores
Top 5 teams: 1. Schenectady 12,142, 2. Ancilla 11,1985, 3. Highland 11,161, 4. Iowa Central 11,073, 5. Muskegon 10,939.
Women’s doubles: 1. Lauren Piotrowski/Jenna Lemke (Schenectady 1,122; Ancilla scores: 2. Brooklyn Schutz/Alecia Albanese 1,085, 11. Taylor Ellison/Taylor Landes 960, 15. Ashley Heldman/Emily Hampton 940, 17. Angelique McKeny/Megan Heflin 937,
Women’s singles: 1. Quinn Hodson (Schenectady) 628, Ancilla scores: 2. Ellison 602, 6. Albanese 550, 8. McKeny 537, 11. Heldman 532, 20. Heflin 511, 29. Schutz 494, 48. Landes 470.
Women’s all-events: 1. Piotrowski (Schenectady) 186.9. Ancilla scorers: 2. Ellison 185.8, 6. Albanese 176.3, 8. Heflin 173, 19. Schutz 166.0, 20. McKeny 165.9, 78. Heldman 162.8, 79. Landes 156.8.

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