Benton sweeps Fair on road
LITTLE ROCK – After suffering their first 5A South Conference loss last week vs. Lakeside at home, the Benton Lady Panthers got back on the winning track with a 3-0 sweep over the Fair Lady War Eagles Tuesday in Little Rock.
Benton (22-2-1, 10-1 South) eased to victory, downing Fair 25-5, 25-6 and 25-10 for its 10th league sweep this year.
Lady Panthers freshman Abigail Lagemann led Benton with seven kills, followed by junior Hannah Brewer’s five. Seniors Raeley Wilson and Riley Hathcote both had four kills apiece, with sophomore Laci Bohannan and junior Skylar Goff with two each.
Brewer also had nine aces to lead Benton, with senior Mary Grace Guerra, Wilson, senior Katie Morrison and sophomore Bissette Childress acing two each.
Senior Lydia Buchanan
had 12 assists to lead the Lady Panthers, with junior
Sakari Faulkner putting up eight and Bohannan five. Bohannan led the way with seven digs, with Guerra and Hathcote adding five each.
The Lady Panthers are
back in action Thursday when they host the Hot Springs Lady Trojans at Benton Arena. Benton swept Hot Springs in its first meeting.
Benton senior Lydia Buchanan, 21, and junior Hannah Brewer go up for a block in a match against Lakeside last week. The Lady Panthers swept Fair Tuesday in Little Rock.