Greenville’s Lady Lions kept their volleyball playoff hopes alive with a 25-19, 26-24, 22-25, 25-15 victory at Sherman on Tuesday night.
The Lady Lions, who were tied for fifth place in District 13-4A, improved to 5-7 in district with two matches left to play.
“We needed it,” said Lady Lions coach Amanda Marek.
Marek said the Lady Lions have to win at Wylie East on Friday and at home on Tuesday against Royse City to stay in the hunt for a playoff berth.
Mackenzie Cooper led the Lady Lions with 10 kills, while Arian Alford managed six kills and Maygan Bloyed, Melanie Collazos and Savannah Himes all finished with five kills.
Ashley Walden topped Greenville with 14 assists and Kalli Moyer added nine assists.
Moyer and Lauren McManus both managed 11 digs and Alford finished with nine.
Bloyed paced the Lady Lions with six blocks, while Cooper had three and Alford and Kassidy Watson both managed two blocks.
Sherman took the junior varsity match, 17-25, 26-24, 25-20, and the freshman contest, 25-10, 25-18.
Greenville Phoenix wrapped up its home volleyball finale on Tuesday at the Reecy Davis Sr. Center with a 25-23, 25-21, 25-19 victory over Poetry Christian.
Lauren Swain and Beatrice Deleon both served for 16 points to lead the Lady Firebirds and Payge Lorda added 14 points.
“Tonight they came to a level and those girls took over,” said Phoenix coach Cassandra Simmons. “That’s a coach’s dream.”
Phoenix qualified to play Tyler King’s Academy in a tie-breaker playoff match that will determine who will go to state. The date and time of that match have not yet been determined.
Phoenix lost to King’s Academy, 25-20, 25-22, 15-25, 19-25, 15-8 on Monday.
Deleon led Phoenix with 25 points in that match and Lorda served for 14.
Boles in three
QUINLAN — The Cumby Lady Trojans swept the Boles Lady Hornets, 25-20, 25-10, 25-11, in volleyball Tuesday.
Madison Thomas led Cumby with 17 points and six digs while Breanna Gay had eight points, six kills, three blocks and three digs.
Candice Horrocks tallied six points and nine assists and Grace Campbell had six points and two digs.
Karli Emmons tallied five points, five assists and three kills.
Kayla Akers managed five points, three kills and five digs.
Cumby improved to 23-11 for the season and 6-1 in district. The Lady Trojans play again at 6 p.m. Friday at Miller Grove.
Cumby took the junior varsity match, 25-14, 25-5. Briana Stone led Cumby with 11 points, Taylor Petty had 10 and Victoria Valentine added nine.