FORNEY -- The Tatum Lady Eagles went 2-1 in pool play Thursday at the Forney ISD volleyball tournament.

Tatum defeated Gainesville, 25-14, 25-14, lost to Garland Lakeview Centennial, 19-25, 25-15, 25-18, and defeated Emory Rains, 25-14, 25-18.

Ashton Brown and Essence Brown led Tatum (13-4) by combining for 57 kills and 46 digs. Jasmine Rogers added 32 assists, while Adrianna Bradly chipped in with 39 digs.

Tatum faces Forney at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in continued tournament action.


Emory Rains Goes 1-2 in Forney

FORNEY -- The Emory Rains Ladycats dropped two of its three matches Thursday at the Forney tournament.

Rains (4-7) defeated Gainesville, 25-13, 25-5, but lost to Garland Lakeview Centennial, 25-18, 25-23, and Tatum, 25-14, 25-18.

In the loss to Lakeview Centennial, Summer Nerkowski led the way with four kills. Elissa Elliott added three kills and 13 digs, Jasmine Mott had five assists and nine digs, Emily Cross finished with seven assists, Kaitlin McIntyre and Chanlee Oakes combined for seven blocks, while Presley McAree had two aces and nine digs.

Nerkowski had six kills and four aces in the win over Gainesville. Mackenzie Tolleson addd three kills, Mott had eight assists, Cross had seven assists and five digs, Elliott and McAree combined for 10 digs, and McIntyre produced two aces.

Against Tatum, Nerkowski had five kills. Elliott added four kills and 13 digs, Oakes had four kills and four blocks, Mott finished with nine assists and 11 digs, while Cross dished out six assists.

Rains plays at Gainesville on Friday.


Diboll Goes 1-2 At Centerville Tournament

CENTERVILLE -- The Diboll Lady Jacks lost two of its three matches Thursday at the Centerville Tournament.

Diboll (14-6) defeated Lovelady before falling to both Wortham and Cayuga.

Helene Bolton led Diboll on the day with 18 kills, five blocks, and 16 digs. A'naya Perez added 12 kills, Nia Mitchell had 10 kills, three blocks, 15 assists, and seven digs, Maddi Horton had seven kills and 12 digs, while Bri Hernandez chipped in with 28 assists, three aces, and 10 digs.

Diboll plays at Shepherd on Friday.

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