TYLER LEGACY CAPTURES WHITE OAK VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

Tyler Legacy captures White Oak volleyball tournament

PHIL HICKS

Tyler Morning Telegraph | 8/29/2021

WHITE OAK — The Tyler Legacy Lady Raiders won the prestigious Shirley Atkins Volleyball Tournament on Saturday at White Oak High School.

It was the second tournament championship of the year for the 16-2 Lady Raiders. On Aug. 14, Legacy won the Tyler ISD Tournament.

“So proud of this group of girls,” Legacy coach Bryan Winegeart tweeted. “If we continue to believe in team there will be many more wins to come.”

Legacy defeated Beckville in the final, 2-1 (25-18, 12-25, 25-21).

Leaders for the Lady Raiders were Ahava Young (7 kills, 1 block, 8 points), Shelby Huntsberger (5 kills, 4 aces), Mallory Thedford (5 kills, 1 block, 6 points), Ionna Jones (5 kills, 3 points), Anna Gates (2 kills, 1 assist), Thaliya Mumphrey (2 kills, 1 assist, 1 block, 3 points), Catherine Wise (1 kill, 13 assists) and Avery Armstrong (7 assists, 1 ace).


Leading Beckville were Sophie Elliott (20 assists, 6 digs, 2 aces), Laney Jones (3 digs, 2 aces), Kinsley Rivers (10 kills, 5 digs), Avery Morris (7 kills, 6 digs, 2 aces), Maddie McAfee (1 dig), M.J. Liles (3 kills), Aubrey Klingler (2 digs), Karissa McDowell (3 digs) and Amber Harris (5 digs, 3 kills, 3 aces).

Beckville reached the final by defeating Hallsville 2-1 (25-18, 19-25, 25-21) and host White Oak 2-1 (15-25, 26-24, 25-18).

Against White Oak, Elliott had 30 assists and eight digs for Beckville. Other standouts were Jones (3 digs, 2 aces), Rivers (11 kills), Morris (13 kills, 4 digs, 2 aces), McAfee (1 dig), M.J. Liles (3 kills), Klingler (2 kills, 2 digs), McDowell (1 dig, 1 ace) and Harris (5 kills, 3 digs, 3 blocks, 2 aces).

Rivers had 19 digs and 11 kills against Hallsville. Morris finished with 13 kills and five digs, Elliott 31 assists and 15 digs, Jones six digs, McAfee two kills, Liles three kills, Klingler two kills and three digs, McDowell three digs and Harris seven digs, six kills and three aces.

The Lady Raiders reached the final by defeating Henderson (25-18, 25-20) and Spring Hill (25-19, 26-24).

Against Henderson, leaders for Legacy were Young (4 kills), Huntsberger (4 kills, 3 aces), Thedford (2 kills, 1 dig), Jones (4 kills, 1 dig), Gates (1 kill, 1 assist, 7 digs), Mumphrey (5 kills, 1 dig), Wise (3 kills, 12 assists, 1 ace, 1 dig), Armstrong (6 aces, 1 dig) and Adele McGown (2 aces, 4 digs) and Faith Marcoux (1 ace, 1 dig).

In the win over Spring Hill, leaders for Legacy were Young (2 kills, 1 dig, 1 block), Huntsberger (4 kills, 1 ace, 17 digs), Thedford (4 kills, 1 dig), Jones (6 kills, 3 digs, 1 block), Gates (7 digs), Mumphrey (4 kills, 1 block), Wise (3 kills, 11 assists, 1 ace), Armstrong (9 assists, 1 ace, 1 dig) and McGown (3 digs) and Marcoux (3 digs).


The Lady Raiders return to play on Tuesday, traveling to Lufkin to meet the Lady Panthers in a 6:30 p.m. contest.
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