Ryan Howard owned the team's highest average at 204.0 in two games
Ryan Howard owned the team's highest average at 204.0 in two games
Men's Bowling - Sun, Feb. 12, 2017

Indianapolis, Ind.--The William Penn men's bowling team was in the top half of the standings in its regular season finale as it rolled at the Columbia 300 Hoosier Classic Saturday and Sunday.

The Statesmen placed 29th out of 78 teams with 8,411 pins in six regular games and 15 Baker games.  Webber International (Fla.) topped qualifying with 9,063 pins, but #5 Midland (Neb.) took home the bracket crown by defeating #7 seed St. Francis in the finals.

Cory Lenz of Webber International was the best individual in qualifying with a 231.2 average.

Nick Walker (So., Zeeland, Mich., Business Management) led WPU with a 193.5 average.  Curtis Majka (Jr., Elgin, Ill., Mechanical Engineering), at 193.2, and David Decker (Fr., Peyton, Colo., Physical Education), at 186.2, also started all six games.

Quincy Bruce (Jr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, General Accounting) owned a 192.4 clip in five games, while Stian Hoff (Sr., Orkanger, Norway, General Accounting) tallied a 171.0 average in four starts.

Ryan Howard (Sr., King, N.C., Industrial Technology) knocked down an average of 204.0 pins per game in two rounds, and Lucas Perdieu (Sr., DeWitt, Iowa, General Accounting) recorded a 145 in his lone start.

Next Up: William Penn will now wait to see where it is assigned for the xBowling Team Sectionals on March 11-12; pairings will be announced on February 22.  Individuals will also compete at the xBowling Singles Sectionals on March 10.