RIVERTON - Baxter Springs had a busy week as they traveled to Riverton last Tuesday, Fort Scott on Thursday, and played in a multiple team tournament on Saturday in Pittsburg. In the five days the Lady Lions won 14 out of 24 sets, and 5 of 9 matches. For the season they have a record of 10-4.
At Riverton’s triangular meet their first game was against Erie. Three sets were needed to down the Lady Red Devils 25-13, 19-25, and 25-8. In the match with 9 kills, and 11 digs at the front line Delainy Barnes was chosen Player of the Game. Averi Wilson finished with12 digs, and Bridgett Dewey 17. Freshman Brooklyn Giesel helped the scorer with 26 assists.
Baxter Springs and Riverton faced off in the second match with the Lady Lions winning the game 27-25 and 25-20. Barnes and Kellyn Lipasek were chosen Player of the Game by their respective schools by Maxpreps Sports. Barnes recorded 8 kills, and 10 digs. For Riverton, Camryn Compton had 7 kills, and 10 digs. Lipasek had 6 kills and 12 assists. Danielle Weaver had 8 digs, and Emma Berry aided with 7 assists.
Against Erie the Lady Rams won in three sets 22-25, 25-17, and 25-18. Compton was chosen Player of the Game for this game. Lipasek came through with 11 kills, 11 digs, and 10 assists. Weaver had 12 digs, and Berry finished with 10 assists.
At Fort Scott the two teams played a best of five sets. Baxter Springs took the first two set 25-15 and 25-19. Ft Scott took the third winning 25-21. The Lady Tigers tied the match with a close 25-23 win in the fourth, and won the rubber set 15-5. This was the Lady Lions first game loss of the year.
At the all day tournament at St. Mary's-Colgan, the Lady Lions played six games. They started with a two set win 25-19 25-21 against Girard. Colgan in two sets won 25-19 25-8. Their third game was against Cherryvale with Baxter Springs winning 25-17 and 25-15.
In three sets against Frontenac, Baxter Springs won the first set 26-24, but lost the next two 25-23 and 25-21. Baxter Springs breezed through Columbus 25-15 and 25-16 to finish their bracket play.
Playing for third place in the tournament the Lady Lions took the first set 25-22. They lost the second 25-22. In the deciding third set the Lady Raiders won 25-18. In the championship game, Colgan defeated Frontenac with duplicate scores of 25-17.