Milano, Thorndale continue perfection in district standings

No. 16 Lady Eagles, No. 22 Lady Dogs remain tied for first place
BY MARIE BAKKEN
Reporter Staff Writer


Tamika Cook pounded out 15 kills in Thorndale’s two victories over Gateway and Thrall. 
Reporter/Teresa Ging Tamika Cook pounded out 15 kills in Thorndale’s two victories over Gateway and Thrall. Reporter/Teresa Ging The No. 16 ranked Milano Lady Eagles stayed put in this week’s Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class A volleyball poll with a pair of wins over the week.

Milano (23- 6, 9-1) hosted Granger on Tuesday night at Gevena Paceley Gym, winning in straight sets 25-6, 25-17, 25-7.

Senior Stonie Guthrie led the team with 12 kills and one block.

Myka Morehead added nine kills and one ace. Elizabeth hold pounded four kills, one ace and one dig. Keely LaGrone recorded two kills.

Kiersten Bastow put up 14 assists, two ki l ls, two aces and three digs, while Hayleigh LaGrone added 11 assists, two kills and one dig.

Kelly Wadlington pulled out six digs and served one ace, Halle McManess had three digs and two aces and Raighley Shaw added two aces.

Milano is now riding a nine game winning streak.


Kiersten Bastow dished off 14 assists with two kills and two aces in Milano’s win over Granger Tuesday night. 
Reporter/Marie Bakken Kiersten Bastow dished off 14 assists with two kills and two aces in Milano’s win over Granger Tuesday night. Reporter/Marie Bakken The Lady Eagles had an unexpected open date on Saturday. Milano was due to host Buckholts, but got the word late Friday that the Lady Badgers wouldn’t be able to play the game.

“Buckholts had a medical emergency and had to cancel,” Milano head coach Wendy King said. “The game may be rescheduled if time allows.”

The Lady Eagles will travel to Holland on Saturday and then host Thrall on Tuesday in Milano’s final home game of the regular season.

Thorndale

Despite two straight set wins over District 16A opponents over the week, the Thorndale Lady Dogs dropped one spot in the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class A volleyball poll.

Thorndale is ranked at No. 22, falling from No. 21 a week ago.

On Tuesday night, the Lady Dogs (21- 5, 10-1) pounded Georgetown Gateway in three sets.

Thorndale won 25- 9, 25-5, 25-5.

Tamicka Cook led the team with nine kills and five aces. Olivia Atkins smashed five kills and Heather Butterworth served up eight aces.

Kristen Butterworth had four kills and three assists, with Shelby Pausewant added four kills and four assists.

Shelbie Maupin set up 12 assists and five aces.

The Lady Dogs remain tied for first place in league play with Milano.

Granger is sitting in third place just in front of Thrall.

On Saturday, the Lady Dogs snagged a road win at US 79 neighbor and long-time rival Thrall, taking the game in three sets 25-10 27-25, 25-11.

Atkins led the way for Thorndale with seven kills, seven blocks, one dig and two assists. Cook followed with six kills and two blocks.

Heather Butterworth put down four kills, five aces and five digs, with twin sister Kristen Butterworth adding nine digs, one block and one ace.

Shelbie Maupin recorded 14 assists, three kills, one dig, with Shelby Pausewang putting up five assists, five kills, one dig and two aces.

Libero Marlene Hall added 12 digs and one aces. Taryn Betak had two blocks and one ace and Kristen Garza one dig and one assist.

The Lady Dogs will hit the road this week, with games in Granger on Saturday and at Bartlett on Tuesday.


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