Lady Tigers roar back into playoff contention

The Wills Point Lady Tigers entered last week in desperate need of wins to keep their playoff chances alive, entering play against Brownsboro at the bottom of the District 13-4A standings after an 0-4 start to district play.

Down but not out, Wills Point responded by playing its best match of the district slate against Brownsboro Oct. 6, dominating all three sets en route to a 25-18, 25-20, 25-12 win over the Bearettes.

The Lady Tigers finished the match with 34 total kills as a team, nearly double the total of Brownsboro's combined output (18).

Claire Hiler led all players with 14 kills overall, followed by Olivia McMath with seven, Melanie Sullivan with four, Maddie Booth and Kalyn Dryman with three each, Hope Turner with two and Dawn Smith with one.

Hope Turner finished as Wills Point's top server with four aces overall, followed by Melanie Sullivan and Kalyn Dryman with two each, and Claire Hiler and Maddie Booth with one apiece.

Jeslyn Martinez paced all players with 19 digs overall in the match, with Hope Turner adding 16 and Maddie Booth 11.

Hope Turner and Olivia McMath combined to finish play with 32 of Wills Point's 34 assists against the Bearettes.

Wills Point continued the positive momentum built in the win over Brownsboro Oct. 10, rallying back from an early deficit to record a four-set win over a Mabank Lady Panther team that entered the match with a 3-2 record overall during the first round of District 13-4A play.

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