FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. – Midland University’s top-ten ranked bowling teams resumed competition over the weekend at the McKendree Baker Challenge. The No. 3-ranked Lady Warriors and No. 8-ranked Warriors battled a competitive field that featured a mix of NAIA teams along with teams from bigger schools.
The women’s team was able to brush off the dust and qualify 7th with a score of 7036 while the men had a harder time finding their groove after the long break, finishing qualifying in 11th place and missing bracket play with a score of 7354.
In bracket play the Lady Warriors faced second-seeded and always competitive Webber International University. Midland fell to Webber International in straight games, 214-147 and 224-182.
Webber would go on to lose in the semifinal round to eventual champion Wichita State in three games.
On the men’s side it was Webber International winning the bracket after being the 2nd-seed.
Midland will get right back at it next weekend as they travel to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 51st Annual Hoosier Classic. The two event will get underway on Saturday, February 15 at the Western Bowl.