'Beeters Top C/J-I in 4, Conclude Season on the Road against the Rivals
October 21, 2020
The 10-2 Chinook Sugarbeeters are putting the finishing touches on a very successful regular season. Last Tuesday in Chester the girls took down the Hawks in four sets earning a 21-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-11 win. This Friday the 'Beeters will wrap things up with a road contest in Geraldine against the Rivals.
The 'Beeters and the Hawks went back in forth in the opening set, but it was the home team pulling away at the end to take the first set 25-21.
Much like the first meeting between the two teams, the 'Beeters came out swinging in set two. Set two started out in a back and forth manner but as it went on Chinook started to gain momentum.
Senior Hailey Bell gave the 'Beeters an 18-15 lead with a nice stuff block. Senior Jayden Miller's push scored another point for the Sugarbeeters for a 24-20 lead. Senior setter Ginger Hauer got in position to set senior Delaney Kill up for a huge power kill and a 25-21 second set win to even the match 1-1.
The Sugarbeeters would repeat their effort in set number three. Chinook had doubled up the hawks early on, leading 8-4 and 12-6. Chinook held a 22-14 advantage late but the Hawks made it interesting closing to within three, 24-21 but a net serve would end the set, giving Chinook a 25-21 win and a 2-1 match advantage.
Looking to finish the Hawks off in four sets the 'Beeters started fast. Junior Allison Powell hit the corner for a nice Kill and Kellam immediately followed with a slam of her own to give Chinook a 8-1 lead. The 'Beeters had complete control of the set and never looked back, winning set 4 25-11 and the match 3-1.
Kellam and Bell had spectacular games for the 'Beeters with each slamming home 14 Kills in the win. Chinook as a team had 48 in the four set win. Kellam added 13 Digs and six blocks to her stat line as well.
Miller served up six of the teams 15 Aces, while also digging up 13 balls herself. Hauer finished the contest with 23 of the teams 31 Assists on the night.
The Sugarbeeters will close out the regular season Friday against the Geraldine/Highwood Rivals. The 'Beeters won the first match between the two teams back in September.
The District 7C Tournament will take place at two locations, Big Sandy and Fort Benton, October 29-30. All tournament play on Saturday, October 31 will take place in Fort Benton.
The top four teams from the District Tournament will return to Fort Benton the following week to take part in the now four day Northern C Divisional. Action will get underway Wednesday, November 4 with championship matches set for Saturday, November 7.
The top two teams from the Northern C Divisional will advance to the State Tournament, November 12-14, scheduled to be played on the campus of Montana State University at the Breedan Fieldhouse. The state tournament may be played at a number of alternative sites due to COVID-19.