LOUISBURG -- Fort Scott High's volleyball team had problems with its serve receive most of the day here Saturday and had to settle for seventh place at the tough Louisburg Tournament.
"Serve receive killed us," Fort Scott head coach Carol Bingesser said. "If you can't pass, you can't start your offense."
The only match the Tigers (15-10) won in pool play was their first one, a 20-25, 25-18, 25-23 victory over Basehor-Linwood. Mallory Shelton led the Tigers with 10 kills. Sammi Therwhanger served 5 aces and Libby Halsey dished 17 assists.
Next came Anderson County, which would go on to finish second in the tournament. The Bulldogs won 25-11, 25-9. After that was host Louisburg, which swept 25-13, 25-18 even though Shelton had 5 blocks.
The Tigers went to the consolation semifinals but fell to Bonner Springs, 25-18, 26-24. Shelton had 3 kills and 6 blocks. Jenna Campbell had 4 kills.
In the seventh-place match, the Tigers beat Prairie View, 25-16, 25-15. Therwhanger had 7 kills and 3 aces.