WHITESBORO — Mikayla Watson totaled 25 kills, 21 assists, 28 digs and six aces over three matches on Saturday and earned MVP honors as Gunter defeated Sherman, 25-11, 25-10, to win the Champions Bracket at the Whitesboro Tournament.
The Lady Tigers started the day with a 25-18, 25-19 victory over Pottsboro and then beat Whitesboro, 25-16, 25-15, in the semifinals.
Katey Campbell had seven kills, 10 assists, three blocks and 23 digs, Breanna Adkins added 20 assists and 13 digs, all-tournament selection Regan Hestand finished with 19 kills and 11 digs, Reilley Hicks chipped in 12 kills, five assists and eight digs, Emily Bruner put down 11 kills and Mackenzie Mazerolle and Lana Green each collected 19 digs for Gunter.
Sherman, meanwhile, defeated Aubrey 25-13, 25-22 and beat Bonham 25-20, 25-19 to reach the finals.
Jayzhia Softly finished the day with 10 kills and six blocks and was named to the all-tournament team. Kelsey Lillis had nine kills and five blocks, Madison Winslett added 11 kills, Caroline LeCrone had 10 kills and eight blocks, and Sami Powers dished out 40 assists for the Lady Cats (13-7).
In non-district action on Friday, Gunter defeated Gainesville, 25-15, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18. Watson had 19 kills, 12 assists and 36 digs, Hicks added nine kills, Hestand and Bruner each finished with seven kills apiece, Adkins handed out nine assists, Mazerolle had 22 digs and Campbell collected 20 digs for the Lady Tigers (9-4), which plays at Sanger on Tuesday.
In the third-place game, Bonham defeated Whitesboro, 30-28, 25-14. Earlier in the day Whitesboro defeated Ponder, 11-25, 25-17, 25-19, and lost to Gunter, 25-11, 25-15.
Kristen Phelps had 15 kills, four digs and five blocks on the day while Kristen McCanlies added six kills, 16 assists and 10 digs, Delani Dickson chipped in seven kills and six digs, Casey Lang finished with 16 assists and 11 digs, Kacie Jones totaled six kills and four digs, Kylin Lemons totaled three kills, five aces and 21 digs and Terilyn Bufkin collected 24 digs for Whitesboro.
Denison captured third place in the Challengers’ Bracket with a 25-22, 26-24 victory against Whitewright.
Jamiah Ballard had 14 kills, Katie Mithlo added five kills and three aces, Kaycie Hamilton chipped in four kills, Sara Shumaker handed out 16 assists and Lexi Williams collected five digs.
Ballard had six kills, Mithlo put down four aces, Shumaker finished with eight assists and Hamilton added three digs as the Lady Jackets started the day with a 25-15, 25-19 victory against Wichita Falls Hirschi after a 25-18, 25-10 semifinal loss to Gainesville. Denison hosts Denton on Tuesday night.
Alyssa Benjamin had five digs for Whitewright in the loss to Denison. Earlier, Sydney Brummett totaled nine kills, five digs and four aces as Whitewright (6-13) lost to Princeton, 25-22, 19-25, 25-22, after garnering a forfeit win over Valley View to start play Saturday. Shelby Poe had eight digs and five kills, while Anna Shope added four digs and three kills. Landry Rhoten collected four blocks and Benjamin garnered four digs.
Gainesville defeated Princeton, 25-10, 25-23, to win the Challengers’ Bracket title.
Cumby-Commerce Tmt. Silver Bracket Bells def. DeKalb 3-0
COMMERCE — Carlee Shelby had nine kills and six digs and Callie Snyder handed out 13 assists as Bells won the Sliver Bracket championship of the Cumby-Commerce Tournament with a 25-16, 25-9, 25-16 victory against DeKalb on Saturday.
Bree Joyce and Emily Fagan each put down five kills and Katie Shults chipped in four kills and four blocks for the Lady Panthers (13-5).
Shelby and Joyce each had seven kills as Bells defeated Wolfe City, 25-6, 25-13, in the semifinals. Fagan chipped in three kills and nine assists while Macy Sanders collected five digs.
Bells opened bracket play with a 25-10, 25-14 victory against Savoy. Joyce finished with five kills, Snyder and Shelby each chipped in four kills and Fagan handed out eight assists.
North Hopkins def. Savoy 2-0
COMMERCE — Christina Francis had five kills and six assists while Dakota Pope added three kills and 10 digs during Savoy’s 18-25, 20-25 loss against North Hopkins at the Cumby-Commerce Tournament.
Hanna White added four kills, Kaitlyn Knight collected 12 digs and Jerica Isom finished with six digs.
In a 10-25, 14-25 loss to Bells to start the day, Rhianne Sweet and Pope each had 10 digs while Isom and Francis finished with five digs apiece.
Pope had six kills, Sweet added five kills and seven digs, Francis handed out seven assists and Knight totaled seven digs for the Lady Cardinals.
In non-district action on Friday, Lindsey Stone put down six kills for the Lady Cardinals but Collinsville came away with a 25-6, 25-17, 25-15 victory.
Francis had seven assists, six digs and three aces, Pope totaled three kills, Sweet collected nine digs and Isom chipped in three aces for Savoy.
Non-district Melissa def. Nocona 3-2
NOCONA — Madison Rose had 17 kills and six blocks as Melissa outlasted Nocona, 25-22, 21-25, 28-30, 25-18, 15-13, in non-district action on Friday.
Connar Newberry added 11 kills, Whitney Taylor finished with eight kills and three blocks, Riley Duzenack chipped in seven kills and 23 assists, Amber Melcher handed out 23 assists, Ashley Henger collected 15 digs and Amanda Kocsis totaled 13 digs for Melissa, which plays at Denison at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Harvest Hills def. Grayson Chr. 3-0
Becky Baumann handed out 16 assists for Grayson Christian but Harvest Hills of Oklahoma City came away with a 25-15, 25-16, 25-15 victory on Friday.
Attie Menjivar had four kills and Julie Young added five kills and an ace for Grayson Christian.