NEW LONDON -- The Winona Ladycats went 3-0 on Saturday to claim the West Rusk Tournament's Gold Division championship.

Winona (9-3) defeated Hawkins (25-21, 25-10), Carlisle (25-22, 28-26), and Union Grove (25-16, 25-11).

Nichole Garrett led Winona on the day with 30 kills, six blocks, and 10 digs. Makayla Champion added 12 kills and three blocks, Mackenna Thorn and Madi Reed had seven kills and two blocks apiece, Randaysha Hanson racked up 49 assists, and Josie Barrera chipped in with 28 digs.

Winona plays at Tyler Grace on Tuesday.


Carlisle Comes in Third At West Rusk

NEW LONDON -- The Carlisle Lady Indians went 2-1 and finished in third place at the West Rusk Tournament on Saturday.

Carlisle earned wins over Gary (25-23, 25-16) and Timpson (25-17, 19-25, 25-21), and dropped a 25-22, 28-26 decision to Winona.

Aubrey Hart led Carlisle against Gary with six kills and two blocks, while Callie Gray added four kills, two blocks, and three aces.

Against Timpson, Heather Craig finished with 18 kills and 10 digs, and Hart contributed 12 kills and eight blocks.

Craig had 12 kills and eight digs in the loss to Winona, while Jailin Kee had 19 assists and five digs, and Haley Fears finished with two aces and 12 digs.

Carlisle plays host to Hawkins on Monday.

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