HOOKS, Texas — After losing the first game, 25-17, the Hooks Lady Hornets rallied to win the next two, 25-14, 25-12, to capture the title over Atlanta in the Championship Bracket of the annual "Been There, Dug That" Hooks Classic volleyball tournament.
The third place game in the Gold Bracket also went three games with Ashdown c0ming out on top over Mount Pleasant, 25-23, 27-29, 25-21.
Queen City capture the title over Linden-Kildare, 23-25, 25-12, 25-7, in the Silver Bracket.
Hooks took an early lead, 10-5, in the first game with Abby Russ serving five points.
But Mount Pleasant quickly tied the game at 11-11, with Charity Henderson serving, and then MP outscored Atlanta, 10-3, for a 21-14 lead and held on for the 25-17 win.
In the second game, after tied at 9-9, Hooks scored seven straight with Ally Jefferson serving, and continued to pull away for the 25-14 victory and tie the match.
The Hornets took an early five-point lead, and maintained that advantage, 14-9, in the third game. Hooks then scored five straight with Eva Johnson serving for a 19-9 lead, and continued to pull away for a 25-12 win to claim the title.
"We're really starting to compete and come together as a team," said coach LaTasha Harris."
The Hornets won all of its six games in the tournament.
Lexie Frachuseur paced the Hornets with 12 kills and 12 service points. Eva Johnson had 10 service points and 43 assists. Alex Collins had nine blocks.
This contest was close in all three games.
After 10 ties, Ashdown finally pulled ahead to capture the first game, 25-23.
Ashdown seemed to be on the verge of winning the second game when leading, 23-20, but Mount Pleasant soon tied it at 23-23.
It remained tied until the Tigers finally won, 29-27, to tie the match.
Ashdown broke away with a 7-0 run to start the third game, but the Tigers soon tied it at 8-8.
It remained close the rest of the way with Ashdown winning, 25-21.