A-G girls claim consolation at Princeton event

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The Alba-Golden Lady Panthers won consolation in the Princeton Tournament this weekend and one of their players was named All Tournament.

The Lady Panthers started off slow Friday but picked it up gradually. Saturday morning in bracket play they lost to Farmersville in two sets. 

“We finally found our grove in our next match and we beat Denton Calvary in two sets,” Coach TaShara Everett said. They faced Pilot Point in the consolation game and beat them in two sets.

“The girls really improved by the end of the tournament,” said Coach Everett.  “There are still some areas we are weak in but we will work to improve those areas of weakness.”

Ginny Carson was All Tournament, leading the team in kills, blocks, digs, and aces.

Everett said the Lady Panthers also solid play by seniors Kenzie Chadwick, Aspen Howard, Hannah Ellis and Lindsey Roberts. 

“I’m looking forward to a great season,” Everett said. 

In addition to this weekend’s tournament, the Lady Panthers won their first game of the year last Tuesday in Union Grove in four games. The Lady Panthers went 25-20, 24-26, 25-21 and 25-21.

Leading in kills were Carson with 14 and Chadwick with 10. Digs leaders were Roberts with 12 and Howard and Carson, 10.

Leading in blocks were Hannah Ellis and Macie Pendergrass with 2 a piece. Howard led in assists with 14.

Leading in the number of aces were Bralee Littlejohn, 4; Carson 3 and Ann Marie Pendergrass and Roberts, 2.

The Lady Panthers are preparing to host Brownsboro Friday at 4:30, starting with ninth grade. They played Big Sandy Tuesday after Monitor press time.

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