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Lady Bears take down Lady Cards in three

 

LITTLE CYPRESS – Looking to fine-tune as they look ahead to the playoffs, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears downed the Bridge City Lady Cardinals in three tight games Tuesday night to notch a District 22-4A victory at The Grove.

Every game was pretty much nip-and-tuck as the veteran Lady Bears downed the very young Lady Cardinals 25-22, 25-21, 25-21.

The Lady Bears (23-9, 7-2), alone in second-place in the 22-4A standings behind first-place Lumberton, received nice hitting performances from Chelsea Perry and Alyssa Ammons.

Perry put together a match-high 13 kills while Ammons finished with 10. Olivia Hogan had five kills for the Lady Bears while Kylie Ford added three.

The Lady Bears finished with 35 kills in the match while the Lady Cardinals (16-17, 4-6) had 33.

Daelyn Perry and Harlee Tupper had eight kills apiece to lead the Lady Cardinals. Taryn Doiron had six kills while Aspen Daniels had five and Shelbi Whitaker four.

Game One was tight all the way through. LC-M led 21-18 but the Lady Cardinals responded with three straight points. The Lady Bears closed out the game by scoring the final three points.

The Lady Bears broke away to a 18-11 cushion in Game Two. However, the Lady Cardinals stormed all the way back to snare a 21-20 edge. The Lady Bears kept their coll though, scoring the game’s final five points to take it.

The Lady Cardinals led Game Three 18-15 but the Lady Bears rallied for 10 of the match’s final 13 points to seal it.

Brielle Butler paced the Lady Bears with nine service points and had a whopping 30 digs. Perry and Caitlin Woods each had eight points and an ace. Trinity Williams had five points while Payten Smith had four points and an ace.

Emma Gaspard led the Lady Cardinals with eight points and an ace. Waverlee Cooper notched seven points. Kyndall Harrison had six points and an ace and Doiron added four points and an ace.

The Lady Bears will play host to WO-S Friday while the Lady Cardinals return home to face Lumberton.