Providence snares fourth at Jaguar Classic
AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, East Central, Edison, Harlandale, Lanier, Memorial, Providence, Sam Houston.
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Sam Houston (8-6) prepared for its District 28-5A season by winning two of its last three matches at the Devine Arabian Round-up.
The Hurricanes came back through the consolation bracket Saturday after winning one match on their first day at the three-day tournament. Sam Houston dumped Sabinal 25-16, 25-14 and FEAST 22-25, 25-20, 25-18 on Saturday. It also lost a close match to Cotulla 27-25, 25-20.
Sam Houston also defeated former district rival Poteet for the second time this season on Friday. The Hurricanes prevailed 19-24, 25-21, 25-22.
Lanier (3-9) won one of five matches at the tournament. The Voks defeated Sabinal 25-13, 25-13 Thursday. No tournament statistics were unavailable for either Lanier or Sam Houston.
Providence (9-7) was the top finisher among six area teams at the Jaguar Classic in Floresville. The Provets won their first two matches Saturday to reach the semifinals and placed fourth in their first appearance at the tournament in recent years.
The Provets split their four matches Friday, defeating Eagle Pass 25-10, 25-17 and Burbank (6-11) 25-15, 25-16. Harlandale (7-8) outlasted Providence for a 25-17, 22-25, 25-17 win and Lockhart also defeated Providence in three games, 19-25, 25-22, 25-20.
Providence got off to a flying start in bracket play Saturday. The Provets defeated Edinburg North 25-20, 14-25, 25-23 and Randolph 25-15, 25-16 to advance. Holmes downed Providence 25-12, 25-14 in the semifinals and Lockhart recorded another win over the Provets 25-16, 25-20 in the third-place match.
Alexandra Howard led Lockhart in the third-place match with nine kills, eight digs and three aces. Harlandale also won its first two matches Saturday, defeating Randolph 25-17, 25-14 and Jay 25-19, 14-25, 28-26. The Indians lost in three games to Laredo United and in two to Holmes.
On Friday, the Indians defeated Burbank 25-5, 25-21and Eagle Pass 25-12, 15-25, 25-13.
Edison (4-10) had a rough first day at the tournament, but claimed three wins on Saturday. The Golden Bears defeated 28-5A rival Burbank 25-13, 25-21, Floresville’s junior varsity 25-12, 25-10 and Memorial (2-15) 25-20, 25-12.
No tournament statistics were available for any of the area teams.
East Central had a strong start at the highly competitive tournament in Dickinson, a Houston suburb, but the Hornets (5-10) experienced a difficult final day. East Central lost each of its last three matches Saturday.
The Hornets lost only to eventual runner-up Alvin in three matches Thursday. East Central smashed Pasadena Memorial 25-11, 25-9 and defeated Clear Brook 25-20, 25-18.
Kaylin Mills led the Hornets with 11 set assists and three aces against Pasadena Memorial. Freshman Skeyler Embry hammered seven kills. Nichole West added five digs.
Against Clear Brook, Mills supplied nine assists, four aces and four digs. Senior Brandi Campos made six digs. Lindsey Lubianski and Embry each finished with four kills.