Photo by JC Amberlyn.
KINGMAN – After opening a two-sets-to-none lead over Antelope Thursday and being outhustled in a third set loss, Kingman Academy turned up the heat to win the match at KAHS three sets to one, 25-16, 25-15, 17-25, 25-8.
The win evened up the season series with the No. 23 Rams (8-4, 2-4 2A West).
The Lady Tigers were led by Grace Herbine’s eight kills. Setter Shaunti Short dished out 18 assists, Krystal Howard served up four aces, Isabel Anderson had 12 digs and Aspen Jackson was perfect on serve/receives, converting nine.
No. 34 Kingman Academy (6-7, 2-4) was swept by No. 8 Parker (12-1, 6-0) earlier in the week, 25-20, 25-14, 25-13. The Lady Tigers played at the Cougar Invitational hosted by Phoenix Arizona Lutheran Saturday. Results were not available by deadline.
The Lady Tigers visit No. 10 Trivium Prep (10-3, 4-2) in Goodyear Tuesday, then play a non-region match at Lee Williams at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a Pink Out game to raise funds and awareness regarding cancer. Kingman Academy wraps up the week hosting No. 13 Tonopah Valley (9-4, 4-2) in a return to region play.
Lady Vols fall twice
No. 25 Lee Williams led No. 20 Mohave (8-6, 4-4 4A Grand Canyon) two sets to one Thursday but couldn’t close the deal as the T-birds came back to win 3-2, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 25-22, 15-8. It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Lady Vols.
Lee Williams (6-9, 1-8) had fallen to No. 2 Flagstaff (12-1, 8-0) earlier in the week, 25-11, 25-14, 25-11.
The Lady Vols host Kingman Academy Wednesday, and then No. 3 Prescott (11-1, 7-1) at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Kingman drops two
The Lady Bulldogs (0-14, 0-6) went 0-2 for the week with losses River Valley and Odyssey Institute.