Whitehouse Splits Matches with Longview and Texas High
WHITEHOUSE -- Whitehouse bounced back from a tri-match-opening loss to Texas High with a 25-18, 25-23, 25-19 sweep of Longview in Tuesday's nightcap at Wildcat Arena.
Whitehouse (8-3), which fell 25-23, 25-18, 25-17 to Texas High (14-3) in the evening's first match, got six kills and seven assists from Angela Knight in the win against Longview, while Autumn Crymes recorded five kills. Kaitlyn Anderson had four kills, one block, and one ace, and Lindsey Hannah added four kills.
"We bounced back, and that's good. Texas High's a great team. We played them hard, it just didn't go our way," said Whitehouse coach Britney Nordin. "I think (Tuesday's matches) will get us ready for district."
Whitehouse's Ronnie Fountain led the LadyCats with nine assists against Longview (12-7). Ashton Ates added two kills.
Whitehouse played without standout senior hitter Fulani Petties, who did not dress for either match.
Longview setter A'Kia Mumphrey had a big match despite the loss. She assisted all but three of Longview's 36 kills and also served an ace. Longview's NaQwavian Nelson had a match-high 14 kills, while Halee Brewer had nine kills and an ace. Jonae Thompson and Aleesha Coffer had six kills apiece.
Whitehouse came back from a 7-4 Game 1 deficit against Longview to build a 20-13 lead thanks to 6-0 and 4-0 runs that turned the tide. Back-to-back Crymes kills were part of a 5-0 Game 2 run that gave the LadyCats a 12-8 advantage. They stretched that to 20-15 before Longview clawed back to tie the set 23-23 on consecutive Nelson kills, but Kaitlyn Anderson's kill gave Whitehouse a one-point lead the LadyCats finished the set for a two-point win and 2-0 match advantage.
Whitehouse and Longview went back and forth in Game 3 before the LadyCats closed the match with a 6-1 run.
Whitehouse and Longview both play in the Tyler Tournament starting Thursday.
Texas High sweeps Whitehouse, Longview
Texas High improved to 14-3 with a 25-23, 25-22, 25-17 win against Longview, which followed the Lady Tigers' 25-23, 25-18, 25-17 sweep of Whitehouse in the first contest of Tuesday night's tri-match at Wildcat Arena.
Jalissa Trotter led Texas High with seven kills, one block, 18 assists, and two aces against Whitehouse, while Chanell Hayes had seven kills, one block, and three aces. Whitney Lewis added seven kills and a block, and Nicki Burks and Rachel Lassiter combined for nine kills.
Whitehouse's Angela Knight had eight kills and 11 assists, and Suvannah Melton had five kills and one block. Lindsey Hannah and Ashton Ates had three kills apiece.
Texas High changed the complexion of the match when it stormed back from a 23-19 Game 1 deficit to score the final six points of the set and take a 1-0 match advantage. Hayes had two aces in the spurt, which started with a Trotter block and ended with a Taylor Smith block.
In the night's second match, Texas High got six kills and one block from Lassiter in the sweep of Longview. Trotter had four kills, seven assists, and four aces, while Hayes added five kills and one block. Chelsea Slider led Texas High with eight assists. Lewis had five kills.
Jonae Thompson led Longview with nine kills, while A'Kia Mumphrey had two kills, 12 assists, and one ace. NaQwavian Nelson had four kills, three blocks, and one ace. Kaitlyn Adams had three kills, and Halee Brewer had two blocks.