Lady Elks take over fourth place
Burleson freshman setter Mia Smalls came up big in the Lady Elks’ District 9-5A win over Crowley at home Tuesday night.
Smalls setting was on point but her serving was one of the highlights of the night in a 25-19, 23-25, 25-13, 25-19 win.
At the end of game two, Smalls reeled off four consecutive service points to get the Lady Elks to within, 23-22. After the loss, Smalls served the Lady Elks to a 6-0 lead that turns things around for Burleson.
“Mia is such a tough server,” Burleson coach D’Anna Newton said. “We need her all the time. She is just one of those clutch players for us. I was very proud of her play tonight.”
The win gave the Lady Elks a measure of revenge after losing to the Lady Eagles in five games to open district play. The victory also put Burleson in sole possession of fourth place.
“This was a big win for us,” Newton said. “We had a lot of prove. We kind of fell short in that second game and then we came back and put it to them.”
Senior middle blockers Jailah Ivory and Sarah Reid were up to the task Tuesday night according to Newton.
“Our middles, Jailah (Ivory) and Sarah (Reid) came out and produced tonight,” Newton said. “That’s what we needed them to do. Crowley had some good play from their middles but we were able to answer them tonight.”
Burleson fell in three games to Granbury Friday night.
The Lady Elks hosts Joshua Friday and play at Everman Tuesday.