Lady Bears fend off H-F in five

Published 9:58 pm Tuesday, October 13, 2015

LITTLE CYPRESS — In a match that they definitely needed a win in, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears got it done in dramatic fashion Tuesday night at The Bear Cave by notching a huge 25-18, 21-25, 25-22, 15-25, 15-13 District 24-4A victory over the Hamshire-Fannett Lady Longhorns.

The Lady Bears (5-4 in district) trailed the Lady Longhorns 13-12 in the decisive fifth game only to come back to snag the win.

A Mackenzie Hearn kill tied it at 13-13. Madison Taggart put LC-M up 14-13 and senior Maddie Frey sealed the Lady Longhorns’ fate with a big kill to finish it.

Hearn had a huge night at the net for the Lady Bears, finishing with a match-high 17 kills. Frey did some damage as well, collecting 13 kills. Taggart finished with 12 kills while Alexis Cox had four kills and Jordyn West three.

Skylar Sawyer powered the H-F arsenal with a team-high 14 kills. Randi Meguess posted 12 kills. Jessica Nevils pumped out nine kills while Lexi Frazier had six and Chloe McLeod had five.

LC-M raced out to a 8-4 lead in Game Five only to see H-F rally with a 9-4 run before the Lady Bears sealed it.

H-F got back in it in Game Four by cruising out to a 18-8 cushion.

The Lady Bears led Game Three 17-7 early on only to watch the Lady Longhorns come all the way back to take a 20-19 lead.

LC-M, however, would settle down by tallying six of the next eight points to take it.

LC-M held a 19-15 advantage in Game Two. However, the Lady Longhorns would not go away as they racked up 10 of the final 12 points to draw even.

The Lady Bears broke away from a 12-12 tie in Game One by finishing on a 13-6 run.

Kaitlin Avery had 13 service points for the Lady Bears. Cox had 11 points and an ace. Hearn had nine points while Frey and Alia Brown each had seven points and served up an ace apiece.

Jaci Anderson had 15 service points for H-F. Paige King contributed 12 points and three aces. Meguess had eight points and an ace while Sawyer and Jessica Parks had seven points apiece.

The Lady Bears will return to action next Tuesday when they visit Orange County rival Bridge City.