PITTSBURG — Labette County volleyball continues to stay perched atop of the SEK League standings after a quad at Pittsburg on Tuesday where the Grizzlies notched wins over Coffeyville and Pittsburg.

Labette County is now 8-3 on the year and 3-1 in league play. The Grizzlies are tied with Chanute and Independence atop the league four matches into league play.

Against Coffeyville, the Grizzlies won in straight sets 2-0 (25-5, 25-18). 

Anna Dean led Labette County with 11 kills and seven aces while adding a block. 

Madison Brannin added four kills, seven digs and a block. Claire Carnahan led with 14 digs for the Grizzlies while Shelbi Wilson had 22 assists.

Then against Pittsburg, the Grizzlies again swept with a 2-0 (25-20, 25-18) victory.

Dean paced her squad with 10 kills, eight digs, two aces and two blocks.

Wilson had 20 assists, five digs, four kills and two blocks while Karsyn Stewart had six digs and three kills.

“I felt we came to play tonight and really struck first blows instead of waiting for an error by the other team,” Labette County head coach Heather Wilson said. “Anna Dean really had one heck of a night with 21 total kills and nine aces. We seemed to get her the ball all over. In general, we were a much more composed team, especially in serve receive. I am proud of the girls tonight.” 

Labette County hosts a quad with Chetopa-St. Paul, Coffeyville and St. Mary’s Colgan on Saturday morning in Altamont. 

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