Lady Tigers show the future isn't that far away

Kingman Academy senior Reagan Haynes goes for a quick set Thursday against Gila Bend. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

Kingman Academy senior Reagan Haynes goes for a quick set Thursday against Gila Bend. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

KINGMAN - The Kingman Academy High Lady Tigers gave a glimpse of what may be coming the next few seasons when they wrapped up the volleyball season by winning four of their last six matches, including a 25-12, 25-21, 25-13 sweep of Gila Bend Thursday at KAHS.

"It was a good finish to the season," said KAHS volleyball coach Ken David. "I like what the girls showed and that was a lot of growth this season. They're only going to get better."

Sophomore setter Shaunti Short led the Academy (8-10 Division IV, 3-3 Section III) with 19 assists in the win over Gila Bend (6-11, 1-5). Sophomore Aspen Jackson had five kills and five digs. Freshman Grace Herbine added five assists and two kills, and senior Reagan Haynes served up four aces.

This year's Lady Tigers surpassed the program's total number of wins (6) it had in the first two years of playing in the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

"It was a great season," said senior Alexis McDade. "I think we're leaving them in really good shape because the underclassmen are really good."

In other volleyball action, Lee Williams (9-9 D-III, 3-4 Section II) ended its season by winning at Wickenburg in straight sets Thursday, and Kingman (1-15, 1-6) was swept by Shadow Ridge in Surprise.