By COLLIN BROOKS
Daniel Boone coach Chelsea Spivey told her team that they had two options as they entered the third game against David Crockett with their rivals holding a 2-0 lead.
“I told them they could sink or swim,” the fourth-year head coach said.
The Lady Blazers chose to swim and they put in an olympian performance, storming back to take the final three games from Crockett and taking a 3-2 victory (20-25, 20-25, 25-17, 25-21, 15-11).
“We had a rough start, we weren’t playing bad, we just weren’t playing to win,” Spivey said. “They really played with a lot of heart and emotion and that showed with how they came back to win.”
The Lady Blazers were led by Makayla Ledford who had 30 assists, 14 kills, six digs, three blocks and two aces. Kaylee Rabun contributed 21 assist, 15 digs and 10 kills on the night. Other Lady Blazers that had double digit digs were Whitney Sams (14) and Jada Bledsoe (11).
Boone also got a standout performance from Mackenzie Carrier, who nailed 17 kills, eight digs and three blocks.
For the Lady Pioneers Addisyn Rowe led the way with 38 kills and 20 digs. Sydney Fox assisted on 33 points and 14 digs, while Bekah Copas contributed 13 assists. Bree Lawson also had double digits in digs with 18.