Lady Eagles reach finals of Cameron Tournament
For the first time since 2005, the Milano Lady Eagles (5-2) reached the championship game of the Cameron tournament, a premier event in Central Texas, over the weekend. The squad went 6-2 in the tourney, falling in the title game to Class 2A Lago Vista.
In Friday pool play, the Lady Eagles swept Bosqueville and Thrall, but fell in three games to Franklin. That was good enough to finish second in their pool and advance to the championship bracket on Saturday.
On Saturday, Milano defeated Mart in the quarterfinals 25-8, 25-15. The Lady Eagles and Mart were the only Class A schools who qualified for the championship bracket in Cameron.
Milano got a huge win and ego boost in the semifinals when they defeated 3A Giddings 25-14, 15-25, 25-18.
Stonie Guthrie had 19 kills in that match, with Myka Morehead adding nine. Both were chosen for the all-tournament team.
In the championship game, the Lady Eagles fell to Lago Vista 18-25, 14-25. Lago Vista reached its regional tournament last season and looks to make another deep run in the 2012 post-season.
THORNDALE—Thorndale’s Lady Dogs (4-3) also competed in the Cameron tournament over the weekend. The team finished third in their pool.
The Lady Dogs lost to Rogers and Waco La Vega, but were able to beat Granger (who is in their district this year). The 1-2 pool play record put Thorndale is Saturday’s consolation bracket.
There the Lady Dogs defeated Academy 25-19, 25-20, followed by a win over Bosqueville 25-11, 25-12.
In there final game of the tourney, Thorndale fell to Groesbeck 21-25, 20-25.
Heather Butterworth led the Lady Dogs over the weekend with 24 kills, two blocks and four aces in the tourney. Olivia Atkins added 14 kills and nine blocks, with Marlene Hall adding 10 aces.
Shelbie Maupin had 36 assists and six aces, with Shelby Pausewang recording 16 assists and eight aces.
Milano defeated Little-River Academy on the road on Tuesday night in straight sets 25-20, 27-25, 25-9.
Sophomore Morehead led the team with 20 kills on the night, followed by Guthrie with 10 kills.
Elizabeth Holt had three kills and seven digs, with Halle McManess adding one block and Kelly Wadlington five digs.
Hayleigh Lagrone recorded 15 assists and Kiersten Bastow added 14 assists.
The Lady Dogs hosted Troy in their 2012 home opener at Bulldog Gym on Tuesday night and came out on top, winning in straight sets 25-19, 25-14, 25-13. Heather Butterworth led the way with four kills and two blocks, with Atkins added three kills and two blocks of her own.
Marlene Hall had eight digs and four aces.
In subvarsity play, Thorndale’s junior varisty won 25-17, 25-19 and its freshmen won 25-8, 6-25, 25-21.