Havre Daily News Sports Editor
The Havre High junior varsity has had a solid run lately, most recently picking up a 25-14, 25-11, 8-15, 15-12 win over the Chinook junior varsity Tuesday at the HHS gym.
Havre jumped out to an early lead, winning the first two games with relative ease behind the strong serving of Erika Briese and the hitting of Steph Stremcha.
Chinook rallied to win Game 3 and force a fourth game. However, outlasted the scrappy Beeters 15-12 to win the match.
Stremcha led the way for the Ponies with eight kills, three aces and a block. Mariah Armstron had six kills and a block, while Tricia Samson had a solid match with 13 assists and eight digs.
"The girls came out strong from the start and that was good to see," said HHS JV coach Connie Becker. "The girls had a weak third game, but came back strong to finish it in the fourth game."
Last weekend, Havre was solid, finishing third at the Lewistown junior varsity tournament.
"We've had to make a few lineup changes because of injuries, but I think the girls have handled it well," Becker said.
The Ponies will return to action on Sept. 17 when they travel to Browning.
Havre JV def. Chinook JV
25-14, 25-11, 8-15, 15-12
Chinook JV - no individual stats available
Havre JV - Kills 27 (Steph Stremcha 8, Mariah Armstrong 6), Assists 17 (Tricia Samson 13, Chelsea Harper 4), Aces 11 (Erika Briese 4, Steph Stremcha 3), Digs 33 (Tiffany Ranes 9, Tricia Samson 8), Blocks 2 (Steph Stremcha 1, Mariah Armstrong 1).