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  CR stops Kemp
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Kemp’s Lady Yellowjackets opened an early lead, but fell to the visiting Cross Roads Lady Bobcats 3-1 Tuesday.
The Lady ’Jackets were scheduled to play in the Wills Point Lady Tiger Invitational volleyball tournament this weekend, and were also scheduled to host Quinlan Ford Friday.
Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Kemp girls will travel to Athens for a non-district match, opening with a 5 p.m. sub-varsity contest.
Next Friday, Sept. 19, the Lady ’Jackets travel to Grand Saline for their next-to-last non-district match, before going on the road to Quinlan for a rematch against the Ford Lady Panthers Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Friday, Sept. 26, Kemp will open District 14-3A play on the road against the Mineola Lady Yellowjackets.
Against Cross Roads, the Lady ’Jackets opened with a 25-22 win, but then lost three straight, 25-16, 25-14 and 25-14.
Shelbie Wright led the Lady ’Jacket offense, notching eight kills and nine digs, while Meagan Lacy had seven kills, five blocks and 20 digs.
Amanda Lawrence had five digs, 13 assists, three serving aces and one kill, while Breanna Griffin had 14 digs and three blocks.
Kimmie Gorka had 14 digs and two kills, while Amanda White had six digs, one ace and two kills.
Sharda Bettis added two blocks and one dig, and Kayleigh Morton had one dig.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp Lady Yellowjackets Sharda Bettis (5) and
Breanna Griffin (mostly hidden) block a shot by
Cross Roads Lady Bobcat Keslyn Kjelckgaard
during Kemp’s 3-1 loss to visiting Cross Roads
in a non-district volleyball match Tuesday. Griffin
finished with three blocks and Bettis had two.

Eustace nips Mabank, 3-2
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–In a battle of former district foes, the visiting Eustace Lady Bulldogs nipped the Mabank Lady Panthers 3-2 Tuesday.
The narrow loss was the final non-district volleyball match for the 7-14 Lady Panthers, who were scheduled to open District 15-4A play at home Friday against Lancaster.
A good-sized crowd in the cavernous Mabank High School gym got its money’s worth, as Eustace won the first game, 25-16, Mabank won the second and third games, 25-21 and 25-23, and Eustace won the fourth game 25-22 to force the deciding fifth game.
In the fifth game, the Lady Bulldogs took a narrow 15-12 win to claim the match.
“This match could have gone either way, and Eustace just made fewer mistakes than we did tonight,” Mabank head coach Stacy Shelton said.
“This was a good team effort,” Eustace head coach Chuck Powers said.
Eustace improved to 17-7 on the season and was scheduled to host Edgewood Friday.
Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Lady Panthers will host the fourth-ranked Red Oak Lady Hawks in a district match, opening with a 5:30 p.m. sub-varsity contest.
That same night, the Lady Bulldogs will host two sets of Lady Wildcats – from Rains and Sulphur Springs – in a dual match, opening with 5 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
Eustace will host the Quitman Lady Bulldogs Friday, Sept. 19, in their final non-district match, and will open District 14-3A play at home against Wills Point Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Mabank will visit West Mesquite Sept. 19 and will stay on the road for a district match against Mesquite Poteet Sept. 26, with both matches opening with 5:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
“We made too many serve-receive errors in games four and five, and that probably cost us the match,” Shelton said. “We blocked better, and our offense really came together in this match.
“If we play hard like we did against Eustace, we will contend for a playoff spot in our new district,” she added.
Both teams put up a spirited defense, as both Mabank’s Allyson Butler and Torrie Garrett had five blocks each, while Eustace’s Camille Rogers had six blocks and Arin Rhodes had four.
Rogers had one kill, while Rhodes had one kill, two digs and one assist. Garrett finished with eight kills and two digs, and Butler had five kills, three digs, one save and two assists.
Jenny McConathy and Cassie Freeman led the Eustace attack, with McConathy notching 17 kills, two blocks and two digs, while Freeman had 15 kills and two blocks.
Alison Castle and Lauren Hamilton keyed the Mabank attack, with Castle notching 16 kills, two blocks and six digs, while Hamilton had 14 kills, one block, 20 digs, two saves and served up two aces.
Mabank’s Melody Cook had four kills and two blocks, with teammate Taylor Chapa adding one kill and seven digs, while Lady Bulldog Allison Cass had three kills, one block, 13 digs and served four aces.
Eustace’s Jessica McConathy had two kills, one block and six digs, along with three assists, while Chelsea Truitt had one kill and four digs and Krysta Lowry finished with 14 digs.
Both teams’ setters had strong games – Mabank’s Erica Umana finished with 44 assists, one save, one ace and seven digs, while Eustace’s Nicole McNeel had 19 assists and two digs, and teammate Kimberly Austin had 14 assists and two aces.
Mabank also got six digs and one ace from Shaylee Williams, along with five digs from Lauren Norwood and three digs from Hayley Spurgeon.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank's Allyson Butler (3, left) and Eustace's Arin Rhodes (11) battle at the
net during Eustace's 3-2 win over the hosting Lady Panthers Tuesday. Also
shown are Mabank's Melody Cook (1) and Eustace's Kimberly Austin (7) and
Cassie Freeman (far right).





Upcoming games


Sept. 19
MHS @ Van
KHS vs Rains
EHS vs Quitman HC

Sept. 26
MHS open
KHS @ Palmer
EHS @ Ferris

Oct. 3
MHS vs Terrell*
KHS open
EHS open

*district contest

Sept. 16
MHS vs Red Oak*
KHS @ Athens
EHS @ Rains

Sept. 19
MHS @ West Mesquite*
KHS @ Grand Saline
EHS vs Quitman

Sept. 23
MHS @ Mesquite Poteet*
KHS @ Quinlan Ford
EHS open

Sept. 26
MHS bye
KHS @ Mineola*
EHS vs Wills Point*

*district contest
Cross Country

Sept. 20
MHS @ Palestine
KHS @ Eustace
EHS hosts meet

*District contest



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