Photo by JC Amberlyn.
KINGMAN – The Kingman Academy volleyball team looks the part, but the Lady Tigers aren’t showing they’re ready for it.
Kingman Academy (4-5, 0-2 2A West) was brought down by No. 6 Trivium Prep (8-2, 3-1) 25-16, 17-25, 25-18, 26-24 in region play Thursday at KAHS. It’s teams like the Knights that Kingman Academy needs to start knocking off if it wants to get a state tournament seed.
“I told the girls potential is just a word until you use it,” said KAHS volleyball coach Ken David. “We have all the potential in the world. We have to put it all together and learn how to win. Once we do that, we’ll be great.”
The fourth set epitomized the Lady Tigers season.
They held a commanding 19-9 advantage and a good finish would have forced a fifth and deciding set.
However, Kingman Academy first allowed Trivium Prep back into it by losing 11 of the next 12 points that were given to the Knights on the backs of five Lady Tiger errors.
“We just have to learn to win,” David said. “There are some positives. We played well as a team and played together. There are things that went well and things that didn’t. That’s why we’ll be back at it at practice.”
Isabel Anderson led the Lady Tigers with 10 kills. Breezy Weber had nine kills, 10 digs and five blocks.
Kingman Academy next plays at No. 15 Tonopah Valley (6-4, 1-2) in a 2A West Region match Tuesday.
Lee Williams 3, Bradshaw Mtn. 2
At Lee Williams, the Lady Volunteers grabbed their first Grand Canyon Region win by getting past Bradshaw Mountain (3-7, 1-5 4A Grand Canyon) in five sets Thursday at LWHS, 25-14, 21-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-9.
Lee Williams (6-5, 1-4) is ranked No. 25 in 4A and travels to No. 28 Cottonwood Mingus (2-7, 1-4) for another region match on Tuesday.