Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
Roto Grip Eagle Baker Challenge 5th Place
(Stardust Bowl – Addison, IL)
CCSJ kicked-off the New Year with another solid performance in this all baker game event. CCSJ found themselves in 5th place after day one’s 24 baker games. Day two presented the field with more challenging conditions as the Crimson Wave ladies stood firm to finish the day precisely where they started. That 5th place qualifying position pitted CCSJ against St. Francis in match play, where they fell behind early, but fought back to take game three. Game four was close the whole way, with St. Francis eventually outlasting CCSJ by six pins to end the competition.
Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Classic – Tier I 4th Place
(Stardust Bowl – Addison, IL)
The Crimson Wave lady bowlers reached several new highs and showed continued improvement in capturing a top five finish in this important Tier I test. Competing against the largest field of the season (56 teams), a new team high was reached when CCSJ found themselves challenging for the lead during much of day one’s competition which resulted in a 2nd place finish.
CCSJ slipped a couple of spots during day two’s baker portion of the tournament, but a 4th place finish in this major Tier I event is an important step forward as CCSJ heads toward the final regular season event and prepare for the post-season.
Leading the team was sophomore Candice Tovo, who earned All-Tournament honors with a 213.5 average and 4th place performance. Tovo had a 264 high game on her way to individual honors. There were several other outstanding performances as well. Senior Stephanie Briggs shot a team-leading 278 in game 2, helping CCSJ to a season high 1057 team game.
Here’s a list of notable performances:
Candice Tovo So. 213.5 avg. (All-Tournament Honors; 264 high game)
Lauren Hart So. 204.7 avg. (234 high game)
Briana Billsborough Sr. 194.5 avg. (227 high game)
Stephanie Briggs Sr. 191.3 avg. (278 high game)
Alyssa Bogolin So. 177.3 avg. (207 high game)
Kelsy Toth Sr. 223 high game
As CCSJ approaches the final regular-season tournament in a couple of weeks (Hoosier Classic – Indianapolis), the Crimson Wave women have top ten finishes in all but one event. Here’s a rundown of the season’s finishes to-date:
Western Shoot-Out Indianapolis, IN 6th Place
Boilermaker Classic Lafayette, IN 4th Place
Leatherneck Classic Davenport, IA 6th Place
Team Match Games – Tier I Fairview Hts., IL 9th Place
Las Vegas Invitational – Tier I Las Vegas, NV 8th Place
Collegiate Shoot-Out – Tier I Las Vegas, NV 11th Place
Eagle Baker Challenge Addison, IL 5th Place
Kegel/ISBPA Midwest – Tier I Addison, IL 4th Place
Glenn Carlson Las Vegas Invitational – Tier I 8th Place
(South Point Arena – Las Vegas)
The Crimson Wave women’s bowling team continued their season-long consistently good bowling in the first of back-to-back Tier I events. CCSJ made the match play bracket by qualifying in 8th place after two days of qualifying. CCSJ was defeated by Wichita State in match play but each game was decided in the final two frames. The Crimson Wave were led by seniors Briana Billsborough and Kayla Riffle, who finished 10th and 18th respectively, in the individual standings. Here are the noteworthy performances:
Briana Billsborough Sr. 191.8 avg. (10th place)
Kayla Riffle Sr. 184.1 avg. (18th place)
Stephanie Briggs Sr. 176.8 avg.
Carla Washington Fr. 174.7 avg.
Candice Tovo So. 173.0 avg.
Alyssa Bogolin So. 170.0 avg.
Collegiate Shoot-Out – Tier I 11th Place
(The Orleans – Las Vegas)
CCSJ struggled a bit in day one and also to begin day two. CCSJ maintained its poise and regained form to catch fire in the final 11 baker games to end the tournament on a significant high note. The ladies showed great character and resolve in working hard make up ground and continue our season-long top 10 streak, only to come up one place short. Here’s what the team accomplished during the tremendous finish:
Final 11 Baker Games 202.0 avg.
Final 6 Baker Games 216.3 avg.
4-Game Stretch 235.7 avg.
Notable Individual Performances:
Stephanie Briggs Sr. 193.8 avg.
Briana Billsborough Sr. 189.0 avg.
Kayla Riffle Sr. 180.5 avg.
Candice Tovo So. 178.8 avg.
Carla Washington Fr. 172.3 avg.
Porsche Chartrand (Fr.) 194.3 avg. (224 high game)
Carla Washington (Fr.) 184.5 avg. (205 high game)
Kayla Riffle (Sr.) 184.3 avg. (196 high game)
Stephanie Briggs (Sr.) 179.7 avg. (191 high game)
Alyssa Bogolin (So.) 178.3 avg. (189 high game)
Candice Tovo (So.) 175.0 avg. (205 high game)
Briana Billsborough (Sr.) 172.5 avg. (214 high game)
CCSJ now has top ten finishes in all four of the attended tournaments. Next up for the Crimson Wave are the back-to-back Tier I contests in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 20th and 21st. The ladies will compete in the Glenn Carlson Las Vegas Invitational Collegiate Shootout.