Lady Jacks avenge tourney loss
The Diboll Lady Jacks took revenge against Woodville on Tuesday, defeating the only team they lost to in last weekend’s Woodville Tournament.
Diboll (7-2), playing on its home court, defeated Woodville (3-5) in four games – 25-16, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18.
The Lady Jacks never trailed until until Game 4, Woodville’s only win.
Several errors and some miscommunication between players led Diboll Coach Ron Holton to call a timeout. Unfortunately, it didn’t get the Lady Jacks back into the game. Two more miscommunications let the ball drop for Woodville points, and a rotation violation erased a Shonna Clay ace that extended Woodville’s lead to 22-12.
Diboll did get it going from there, with Reagan Hurley, Chassidy Adams and Lexxus Hamilton all recording kills. Hamilton turned in three kills during the run and Hurley and Adams contributed a double-block. However, it was too little too late.
That was the only real rough patch of the match for the Lady Jacks, who came out firing in Game 4. They jumped out to an 8-3 lead and then doubled up Woodville 14-7 off four service points by Clay – the last one an ace.
Woodville began creeping back into the game, but Hamilton put an end to that with the biggest kill of the night to give Diboll a 17-13 lead.
From there the two teams traded points. After two Woodville errors, Diboll finished it off with an Adams dink to an open spot in the defense.
Standouts for the Lady Jacks were Hamilton with 4 aces, 16 kils and 14 digs, Clay with 2 aces, 7 kills, 2 blocks and 6 digs, Hurley with 2 aces, 5 kills and 5 big blocks, and Shayla Hubbard with 23 assists.
The Lady Jacks will be in action Thursday, Aug. 22, for the Madisonville tournament with pool play beginning at 11 a.m. They will have another home match Friday, Aug. 23, against Cayuga, which is ranked second in the state. Subvarsity matches begin at 4:30 p.m.
Subvarsity vs. Woodville
The White team played a great match against Woodville, but came up a little short and lost in two games. Peyton Morgan had a great game passing the ball.
The Red team had a grueling three-game match and came up ahead in Game 3. They won Game 1 (25-21); lost Game 2 (24-26); and won Game 3 (25-13) Standouts for the Red team were Liz Martinez with 3 aces, Tiffany Simmons with 3 aces, 3 kills and 7 assists, Shardnea Rayson with 4 aces, Darbie Parks with 4 kills, Mya Ward with 5 kills and Chloe Presnall with 4 kills.