The Brenham Cubettes used their overpowering serves to roll into the Area Round of the playoffs with a Bi-District sweep over Houston-Austin, 25-6, 25-9, 25-9 at Cubs Gymnasium, Tuesday night.
Twenty-six of the Cubettes’ 75 total points on the night were the result of aces by Brenham (28-16) servers. And the Cubettes spread the wealth around, with Ashley Homan, Avery Schroeder and Kaci Pecht serving five aces each; and Hadley Webb and Kelly Jurden serving four each.
“We worked on our serving a lot all year,” said Cubettes’ head coach Debbie Yeager. “That’s a strong part of our game and we had it working tonight.”
When the Lady Mustangs did return the Brenham serves, the Cubettes dominated the net, with 30 kills and a .327 hitting percentage.
Webb had eight kills and seven digs. Homan had seven kills. Jordyn Williams added five kills. Jurden dished out 11 assists, while Pecht had 10.
The Cubettes were dominant right from the start, breaking open a 5-3 game with Pecht serving nine-straight winning serves. Homan followed shortly after with six consecutive points en route to the 25-6 win.
Brenham would not let up with numerous runs of five, six and seven consecutive points on their way to the three-game sweep.
“We played really well as a team,” said Cubette senior hitter Kenna Mikolajczak. “We knew we needed to focus and play our game…we had to come out strong, and we did.”
The Cubettes will face either Rudder or Waco University in the Area Round of the playoffs. Those teams meet tonight at 7:00 at Jewett Leon High School.
REGION III/5A BI-DISTRICT PLAYOFF
CUBETTES def. AUSTIN, 3-0
RUDDER vs. WACO UNIVERSITY, TONIGHT, 7:00 @ JEWETT LEON
MAGNOLIA vs. MADISON, TONIGHT, 7:00 @ MAGNOLIA
HUNTSVILLE vs ELGIN, TONIGHT, 6:00 @ A&M CONSOLIDATED
DAYTON vs. PORT NECHES-GROVES, TONIGHT, 7:00 @ BAYTOWN LEE
PORT LAVACA CALHOUN vs. SANTA FE, TONIGHT, 7:00 @ BAY CITY
NEW CANEY PORTER vs. LUMBERTON, TONIGHT, 6:30 @ TARKINGTON
FOSTER vs. TEXAS CITY, TONIGHT, 7:30 @ MISSOURI CITY
STRATFORD vs. YATES, TONIGHT, 5:00 @ COLEMAN COLICEUM
COLLEGE STATION vs. HUTTO, TONIGHT, 7:00 @ CEDAR CREEK
TOMBALL vs. WALTRIP, TONIGHT, 6:00 @ TOMBALL
A&M CONSOLIDATED vs. PFLUGERVILLE CONNALLY, TONIGHT, 6:30 @ ROCKDALE
GEORGE RANCH vs. FORT BEND BUSH, TONIGHT, 6:00, SUGARLAND
BARBERS HILL vs. GOOSE CREEK MEMORIAL, TONIGHT, 6:30 @ GOOSE CREEK MEMORIAL
RIDGE POINT vs. ANGLETON, TONIGHT, 6:00 @ ANGLETON
KINGWOOD PARK vs. NEDERLAND, TONIGHT, 6:00 @ BARBERS HILL
REGION IV/2A BI-DISTRICT
BURTON LADY PANTHERS vs. WEIMAR, TONIGHT, 6:00 @ GIDDINGS
(5:30 on KWHI/www.kwhi.com)
ANDERSON-SHIRO def. SHINER, 3-2
ROUND TOP-CARMINE, BYE
LaGRANGE def. SCARBOROUGH, 3-0
BELLVILLE def. STERLING, 3-0
GIDDINGS def. WASHIGNTON, 3-0
CALDWELL def. FURR, TONIGHT, 3-0