Eberle fuels Rio women at Orange/Black Classic


By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing



CENTERVILLE, Ohio — Brianna Eberle finished in 50th place to pace the University of Rio Grande women’s bowling team in the Orange & Black Classic hosted by the University of Pikeville.

The two-day event concluded Sunday at Poelking Lanes-South.

Eberle, a freshman from St. Marys, Ohio, knocked down 858 pins in five games for an average of 171.6 in a field of 263 competitors. Her single-game high score was 209.

Rio Grande finished 19th among the 29 participating teams with a total of 6,414 pins. The RedStorm stood in 18th place after toppling 4,002 pins during the first five rounds of team play on Saturday and dropped one position after taking down 2,412 pins in the baker rounds on Sunday.

Also representing the RedStorm were freshman Serenity Kirts (London, OH), who was 71st with an average of 163.2 over five games after knocking down 816 pins; freshman Brittany Freytag (St. Marys, OH), who finished 114th with a 669 pins and a 167.25 average over four games; freshman Averi Blosser (Shawnee, OH), who was 131st with a 156.5 average after toppling 626 pins in four games; freshman Vanessa Hesson (Gallipolis, OH), who was 173rd with a 160.67 average and 482 pins in three games; freshman Tylor Orr (Chillicothe, OH), who placed 236th with 280 pins and a 140.0 average in two games; and sophomore Stephany Detrick (Ashville, OH), who was 239th with a 135.5 average and 271 pins in two games.

The top eight teams after the conclusion on Sunday’s baker games advanced into bracket play to determine a champion and seventh-seeded Wright State University defeated No. 5 seed Campbellsville (Ky.) University in the final.

Event host Pikeville was the top seed entering bracket play with 8,175 pins.

Brittany Turcotte of the University of Pikeville captured the individual title. Turcotte finished with 1,107 pins in five games for an average of 221.4.

Rio Grande returns to action this weekend at the Columbia 300 Western Shootout in Indianapolis, Ind.

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.