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Aledo falls to Lovejoy in state title game

November 17, 2012 by Randy Keck

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Lovejoy wins first game 16-25
First game - started out 2-3, but Lovejoy staying ahead. Lovejoy increased lead to 4-9 and coach Goings called time-out. Raygan McLelland and Mykah Wilson with kills and Aledo climbed back to 7-9 before Lovejoy went back ahead 7-13. Ladycats climbed back to 12-14 and a Lovejoy time-out. Aledo called a time-out at 12-17. Lovejoy came back to take the first game 16-25.

Lovejoy takes second game 17-25
Lovejoy opened second game with 0-4 lead before Aledo broke the drought, but Lovejoy scored two more, and took a 2-8 lead before Goings called time out. Lovejoy stayed on the offensive, jumping out to a lead of 3-13 before Briana Sharratt got a kill. At 4-14 Aledo got another score. At 5-16 Aledo called another time-out. Aledo started coming back, pulling to 8-17 when Lovejoy called time out. At 8-18 Aledo lost a tough point after two spectacular digs. Ladycats came back to 14-22. 15-23, 15-24, 16-24, 17-24 - Ladycats don't give up. Lovejoy time out. 18-24 before Lovejoy's final kill.

Third game
Aledo begins with a lead, 2-1 then 3-2, but Lucas scored the next four, 3-6. 4-7, 5-7, 5-8, 5-10 and Aledo time-out. Another Aledo time-out at 8-14. Aledo takes next three points, 11-14, and Lovejoy calls time-out. Ace by Haylee Bowden, 12-14. Ladycats playing with determination - 13-15. Big kill by Lovejoy 13-16. Responding kill by McLelland 14-16. Lovejoy takes next five, 14-21 then Powell gets a kill. 15-21, 16-21, 16-22. 17-24, 18-24, Lovejoy time out. 19-24, 20-24, Ace by McLelland makes it 21-24 before Lovejoy kill ends it. Ladycats never gave up.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

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