DONALDSON, IN – On Friday, February 3rd, the Ancilla men's and women's bowling teams competed at Mid Michigan Community College where the men's team placed first defeating conference rival Schoolcraft College and had one woman bowler receive honors.
The Chargers, who have been competing weekly in Michigan Community College Athletic Association Conference matches and have consecutively placed 2nd to Schoolcraft College, were finally able to capture the programs first tournament victory. "I started with a short talk about the 3 E's," said head coach Al Franklin, "Execution, Effort, and Emotions. It really paid off. We executed flawlessly, had the best effort we have seen all season, and the emotions (mental game) were on point."
The line-up for the baker games were changed up and Franklin said he felt that is what made the difference. "Walter Griffin is usually the anchor bowler for us, but to me he just didn't have his usual mojo. So instead, I inserted Austin Jordan into the anchor spot and it worked great."
Austin Jordan led Ancilla for the match and received High Game honors with a 233 and High Series honors with a 607. He also was able to help his team seal the win by striking in the 10th frame of the last game.
On the women's side of the alley, Brooklyn Livings and Angelique McKeny led for the Lady Chargers. McKeny was the recipient of High Game honors with a 214 and High Series honors with a 578. "Even though Brooklyn didn't win an award, she showed great tenacity and effort today," commented Franklin. "Angelique was in a zone all her own. She started out slow, but by the end, she was on fire and ended on a good not. After weeks of coming up short, she got it done today and I am very proud of her."
Both teams will continue their conference matches on Friday, February 10th as they travel to Detroit, MI compete at Wayne County CCD.