The Lady Cats’ volleyball team made a statement in the district race with a solid 3-0 win over a good Pine Tree team Friday in Wildcats Gym. The score was 25-21, 25-22 and 25-13. Lady Cats Volleyball Coach Justin Maness said it was a good win. He added the entire team played well. Autumn Tanton had a team high 9 kills, Kaylee Jefferson had 8, Mieke VanBenthem 7, Madi Vickery had 6 and Erika VanBenthem had 3. Anden Hammack had 31 assists. Tanton also had 4 service aces, Imani Taylor had 3, Hammack had 2 and Maggie McGlamery had 1. Jefferson had a team high 19 digs, McGlamery had 10, Tanton had 6, Taylor, Hammack, Erika VanBenthem, and Sadie Stroud had 5 apiece. Mieke VanBenthem had 2 and Abbi Baier 1. Mieke VanBenthem and Jefferson had 1 block solo each. Tanton and Vickery had 4 block assists each and Hammack and Mieke VanBenthem had 1 block assist each.
The Lady Cats improved their district record to 4-2 and their season record to 21-12. The Lady Cats begin the second half of district play at Hallsville Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Hallsville won on the Lady Cats court in the first half of district play back on September 15.