FORT SCOTT — Labette County earned two wins while Parsons left with two losses from a set of SEK League matches at Fort Scott on Tuesday.

The Vikings fell to Independence 2-1 (25-15, 17-25, 25-17) before falling to Labette County 2-0 (25-10, 25-10). 

In the loss to Independence, Brea Odom paced Parsons with 11 kills while Iniya Hinman added six kills. 

Ashlyn Brownewell had 21 assists while Hinman had 10 digs.

“Our first game against Indy, we really put our heads down and did the work,” Parsons head coach Brooke Hopper said. “You could tell how bad we wanted that win. We were picking up balls and finishing plays. If we committed an error, we bounced back the next play. We hadn’t played in a week, so I was a little nervous about our energy starting out, but the girls really stepped into their roles and proved me wrong.” 

In the defeat to rival Labette County, Parsons was led in kills by Hinman and Briona Patterson, who had three apiece. 

“We were sluggish coming off the game break and we never got going. We let them control the court the entirety of the game,” Hopper said. “We committed a lot of errors and struggled to get the momentum shifted each set.”

For the Grizzlies in the win over Parsons, Anna Dean led Labette County with six kills while adding seven digs. Karsyn Stewart had nine digs, while Shelbi Wilson had 19 assists, four kills and two blocks.

Then in a 2-0 (25-23, 25-19) win over Fort Scott, Dean had nine kills and 11 digs to go along with two blocks.

Shelbi Wilson had 18 assists, six digs and three blocks while Karsyn Stewart had 19 digs.

The two wins improved Labette County’s record to 12-4 overall on the season.

“Felt really great about our effort and intensity last night,” Labette County head coach Heather Wilson said. “We fought through the peaks and valleys and pushed through our errors.”

Labette County heads to a tournament at Chanute on Saturday.

“We’re excited about our opportunities this weekend to compete with some great teams at the Chanute tourney,” Wilson said. 

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