Sugarbeeters continue to roll through District 2B opponents, J-I finishes second at own tourney
The Chinook Sugarbeeters continued to roll towards a District 2B title with a decisive win over the Harlem Wildcats 25-9, 25-16, 25-10 Friday night in Harlem.
Tiffany Cuerth dished out six assists while Monica Thackeray and Whitney Lybeck each had eight digs to lead the Beeters. Megan Walls and Carly Haluszka each had four kills to lead Harlem.
The KG KouGars got a little revenge, defeating the Havre High junior varsity squad a week after losing to them. Cady Arifin led KG with 10 kills, five aces and five blocks. Heidi Donoven dished out 22 assists and Whitney Hanson added 10 kills. Havre High was led by Lena Suek with nine kills and five aces and Justine Erhard with 19 assists.
Class C volleyball featured a bevy of weekend tournaments around the state. The majority of District 6C teams were in Joplin for the J-I Showcase. The host Rams finished with a 2-0 record in pool play and advanced to the winners bracket. Blue Sky, which finished 2-1 in pool play, joined the Rams in the winners' bracket along with Geraldine and Great Falls Central
Rocky Boy, Box Elder and Big Sandy all advanced to the consolation bracket with the Bears and Stars picking up wins. Big Sandy then defeated Box Elder 25-18, 25-22 to capture the consolation title.
In the winners' bracket semifinal, J-I upset Blue Sky 25-21, 25-22 to move into the championship against Geraldine. But the Rams' winning streak was ended in the title game. as Geraldine won a close match, 25-23, 25-22.
Kremlin-Gildford def. Havre JV
22-25, 13-25, 25-14, 25-21, 15-11
Havre - Kills 28 (Lena Suek 9), Aces 15 (Suek 5), Assists 19 (Justine Erhard 19), Blocks 2 (Erhard 1.5), Digs 30 (Kelsey West 6).
KG - Kills 21 (Cady Arifin 10), Aces 13 (Arifin 5), Assists 30 (Heidi Donoven 22), Blocks 11 (Arifin 5), Digs 43 (Whitney Hanson 10).
Chinook def. Harlem
25-9, 25-16, 25-10
Harlem - Kills 10 (Megan Walls, Carly Haluszka 4), Aces 5 (Alicia Shields 3), Assists 6 (Rhawnee Gilham 3), Blocks 2 (Megan Walls, Shields 1). Digs 35.
Chinook - Kills 11 (Kelsey Crampton 3), Aces 10 (Janice Wass 4), Assists 10 (Tiffany Cuerth 6), Blocks 5 (Kayla Erskine 2), Digs 42 (Monica Thackeray, Whitney Lybeck 8).
Joplin-Inverness 25, Box Elder 15
Rocky Boy 25, Great Falls Central 23
Joplin-Inverness 25, Rocky Boy 18
Great Falls Central 25, Box Elder 18
Box Elder 25, Rocky Boy 20
Big Sandy 25, Blue Sky 23
Geraldine 25, Heart Butte 11
Blue Sky 25, Heart Butte 19
Big Sandy 26, Geraldine 24
Big Sandy 25, Heart Butte 20
Blue Sky 25, Geraldine 21
Box Elder def. Heart Butte 25-22, 25-18
Big Sandy def. Rocky Boy 25-21, 25-22
Rocky Boy def. Heart Butte 25-18, 25-13
Consolation championship - Big Sandy def. Box Elder 25-18, 25-22
Joplin-Inverness def. Blue Sky 25-21, 25-22
Geraldine def. Great Falls Central 25-15, 25-16
Third place - Blue Sky def. Great Falls Central 25-18, 25-4
Championship - Geraldine def. Joplin-Inverness 25-23, 25-22