FORNEY -- Emory Rains defeated North Forney to open Gold Bracket play Saturday at the Forney I.S.D. Tournament, but dropped matches to Class 6A opponents Mesquite Horn and Dickinson for a fourth place finish.

Charlotte Bradshaw led the Lady Cats in scoring against North Forney in a 25-27, 25-16, 25-14 victory with 16 kills.

Bradshaw scored a team-best 13 points in a two-set loss to Horn, 22-25, 23-25.

Offense dipped in Rains' third place game against Dickinson, a 14-25, 17-25 defeat. No players scored more than five points for the losing side in the contest.

The Lady Cats (13-7) return to the area and will host Mineola for their next match Tuesday.