Lady Lions advance
The New Boston Lady Lions can now add Bi-District Champions to their list of achievements this year, as they wasted no time taking care of the Paris Chisum Lady Mustangs Tuesday night.
The Lady Lions won the match in three straight, by a score of 25-23, 25-21 and 25-18, continuing their long winning streak and propelling themselves to the next round of the postseason.
That next round will take place this Saturday, as they will challenge the 16-3A squad of the Harmony Lady Eagles. The match is slated for 2 p.m. at Pittsburg High School. New Boston will be the home team. Tickets for the contest are $5 for adults and $3 for students. All passes will be accepted.
Last night, the Lady Lions continued to work like a finely tuned machine, paced by a strong front line and a consistent back row.
Up front, Lauren “LOH” Hurst and senior Carleigh Reeves were a force to be reckoned with as Hurst swatted 11 kills and Reeves slammed home nine. Reeves also added a trio of blocks. Teammates Tamiya Smith, Chloe Davis and Emma Holland also got into the action on the net. Smith slapped four kills and a pair of blocks and Davis and Holland added three kills each. Haley McAlexander also got into the mix with four kills to go along with her 26 assists.
Senior Carlee “Hustle” Ratcliff was her usual clutch self with 27 digs and three kills from her libero spot and Maggie Taylor and Brittney Myers also poured numbers onto the stat sheet with a dozen digs apiece.
Senior Grace Duffer was out of the lineup with an injury on Tuesday.
In other action Tuesday night, the Maud Lady Cardinals and the James Bowie Lady Pirates were eliminated from the postseason brackets.
The Lady Cardinals ended their playoff season with a three set loss to Quinlan Boles at Mt. Vernon. The scores were 22-25, 10-25 and 15-25
In the loss for Coach Brandy Crawford’s squad, Lanie Lee had 12 digs, four blocks and a pair of kills, Taylor Pate had five points from the service line and Alivia Carroll had three kills and a pair of blocks.
It was a fine season for both the Lady Cardinals and The Lady Pirates and congratulations to both programs for earning a spot in the postseason.