GARNETT -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team wrapped up the regular season with a third-place finish at the Anderson County Tournament here Saturday.
"Overall, the girls played well," Fort Scott head coach Carol Bingesser said. "We were battling not feeling 100-percent (healthy) as a team. The girls stayed focused and played very well as a team."
The Tigers (23-13) lost to Wellsville in the opening match of pool play, 25-13, 18-25, 25-18. Kori Allen and Jenna Campbell each had 4 kills. Sammi Therwhanger had 7 blocks. Mallory Shelton picked up 3 kills and 4 blocks. Libby Halsey dished 14 assists.
The Tigers swept Independence, 25-20, 26-24. Therwhanger had 4 kills, 2 blocks and served 3 aces. Shelton had 4 kills and Campbell and Megan McDermed each had 3 kills. Campbell and Marliss Allen each served 2 aces. Halsey had 17 assists.
Fort Scott swept Prairie View, 25-22, 25-16. Shelton had 4 kills in the match while K.Allen and Campbell each had 3. Halsey and M.Allen served 3 aces each. Therwhanger had 3 blocks. Halsey had 14 assists.
The Tigers advanced to pool play to face host Anderson County, which had lost just two of 27 matches going into last week. The Bulldogs needed three games to prevail, 25-18, 19-25, 25-14. Halsey had 17 assists. Therwhanger recorded 5 kills and 4 blocks. McDermed also had 4 kills and Shelton had 4 kills and 4 blocks. M.Allen served 4 aces and K.Allen served 2.
In the third-place match, the Tigers swept Labette County, 25-21, 25-12. Halsey dished 14 assists. Shelton had 6 kills and 4 blocks. McDermed had 4 kills.
The Tigers await seeding for the upcoming Sub-State Tournament, which will probably be released on Wednesday. The tournament itself will be held at Parsons on Saturday. The field will include each Class 4A Southeast Kansas League team except Iola, which is hosting its own Sub-State. Girard will also join the field at Parsons.