Lady Bears zip past Lady Cards in 3

Published 9:02 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BRIDGE CITY — After getting all they could handle from the Bridge City Lady Cardinals in Game One, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears found their rhythm in the last two games as they cruised to a 25-19. 25-13, 25-13 District 22-4A victory at Cardinal Gym on Pink Out Night Tuesday night.

The win pushes the Lady Bears to 7-1 in 22-4A play as they remain in a first-place tie with the Hamshire-Fannett Lady Longhorns with two matches remaining.

The Lady Cardinals slipped to 3-5 but still control their own playoff destiny if they can snag two wins or possibly one.

Game One was tight most of the way and was tied 18-18 before the Lady Bears closed it with a 7-1 spurt. Railey Broussard served up four straight points at one point for the Lady Bears and Renna Toomey closed it with an ace.

The Lady Bears built a 20-7 lead in Game Two and rolled to a 12-point win.

In Game Three, LC-M shot out to a quick 11-1 lead as Chelsea Perry served up the game’s first seven points. The Lady Cardinals got as close as 12-8 but LC-M closed with a 13-5 run.

The Lady Bears did a lot of damage when they were serving as they racked up 48 service points compared to Bridge City’s 19.

The Lady Bears finished with 26 kills while the Lady Cardinals had 20. LC-M had eight aces while the Lady Cardinals had three.

Ally White and Toomey paced the Lady Bears with seven kills apiece while Kaitlin Avery had six and Perry five.

Reyna Owens had a match-high 10 kills for the Lady Cardinals while Carissa Slaughter and Rylee Oceguera had three apiece.

Perry and White each had nine points and two aces for the Lady Bears. Toomey had seven points and an ace. Caitlin Woods collected six points and three aces, all in Game Three, while Broussard had six points and an ace.

Aleah McClanahan had six points for Bridge City. Rhoni Richard had four points and two aces while Oceguera had four points and an ace.

LC-M will host Orangefield Friday while Bridge City will welcome West Orange-Stark.