Ben­ton sweeps Fair on road

The Saline Courier - - SPORTS - By Tony Le­na­han tle­na­[email protected]­ton­

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.

GREG Davis/spe­cial to The Sa­line Courier

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.

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