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    Centennial junior Zassmine Birdwell registers a kill during a match earlier this season. BURLESON STAR/COURTESY PHOTO

Lady Spartans claim first district title

A lot of things had to happen for Centennial to win the outright District 9-5A volleyball title.

After Centennial won at Crowley in four games, the Lady Spartans had to watch and see how the other pieces fell.

Once the dust had settles, the Centennial (20-21, 11-3) and Cleburne were tied for the district title. Since the Lady Spartans won both matches with Cleburne, they will be the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

“We’ve been celebrating,” Centennial coach Jessica Ransom said. “I was only concerned about beating Crowley. We are fine with sharing the title. There was too much going in our district for anyone to be outright champs.”

The title was the first for a Centennial’s volleyball program and came after a tough loss Friday at arch-rival Burleson, 25-15, 22-25, 25-17, 25-19.

“Burleson played really well on Friday and we could never find our rhythm,” Ransom said. “We knew we had to take care of business tonight and hope that a couple of things fell in our favor.”

A few things went Centennial’s way and had the Lady Spartans celebrating Tuesday night.

“Any time we can take a part of the district title it is fun,” Ransom said. “I’m so proud of the girls, they worked really hard to get where they are right now. So we are going to celebrate that victory and enjoy it.”

Centennial will take on Midlothian at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mansfield Legacy.

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