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Chesapeake, VA - The Lady Bulldogs of Bowie State University successfully defended their title in the 2016 CIAA Bowling Championships.  BSU held off Fayetteville State in the championship round to take their second consecutive conference title.

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Bowie State University
2016 CIAA Bowling Champions
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The third and final day of competition featured a double elimination best four out of seven baker games format.

The Lady Broncos perservered through the elimination bracket, knocking off Chowan and then Virginia State, for the opportunity to take on the Lady Bulldogs.  BSU was undefeated in double-elimination tournament play going into the championship match.  

FSU handed BSU their first loss, 4-1, in round one.

BSU took the first two matches in the second round before dropping the third game by a single pin, 181-180.  The ladies from Bowie, Md. then took the final two games to give FSU its second loss and claim the title.

Fayetteville State finishes second with Virginia State third and Chowan in fourth place.

CIAA Bowling Championship All-Tournament Team
Sierra Davis, Bowie State
Rebecca Clements, Virginia State
Danielle Petty, Virginia State
Lola Neal, Fayetteville State
Diamond Carter, Bowie State

Most Valuable Player: Makyra Bankston - Bowie State

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