Vikings Second in Region XV Championship
A successful weekend at the NJCAA Region XV Men’s Bowling Championships saw the doubles team of Anthony Mignone (Scarsdale, NY/John Jay HS) and Michael Matthews (Bronx, NY/Mount St. Michaels) capture a share of the overall doubles championship, as the duo led Westchester Community College Men’s Bowling team to a second place finish, placing just behind Regional Champion Suffolk Community College.
Mignone and Matthews combined to knock down 719 total pins in doubles play, tying the Suffolk CC team for tops in Region XV. Overall, the Vikings knocked down 5,479 as a team.
On the singles side, freshman Matthew Rice (Lagrangeville, NY/Arlington HS) continued his outstanding run during the 2018 season, finishing fourth in All Events with 1095 total pins, and a 182.5 average, missing third place by only two pins.
Also for WCC, two Vikings placed in the top-10 as Mignone finished seventh with 1,011 total pins and a 168.5 average, and Joseph Salierno (Yonkers, NY/Salesian) finished ninth with 988 total pins and a 164.7 average.
The Region XV Championships were held in conjunction with the Metro Classic that featured all Region XV competitors, along with Stevens Institute of Technology and Sacred Heart University. The Vikings finished fourth as a team, with Rice placing eighth in All Events, and the Mignone/Matthews doubles team finishing tied for second place.
With the Regional Championships behind them, Westchester now has its sights set on the NJCAA National Championships. The Vikings head to Buffalo, New York from March 1-3, where they will face the very best the NJCAA has to offer.