The Santa Gertrudis Academy Lady Lions beat the H.M. King Lady Brahmas in a quick three-game sweep, 3-0, in their cross-town match-up on Tuesday night.

The Lady Lions started the contest in front, 5-2, in game one, and held a three-point lead over the Lady Brahmas until they were able to go up, 13-9.

HMK was able to close the gap to two before SGA broke away for a five-point run to take the victory, 25-17.

In game two, the Lady Brahmas scored the first two points before the Lady Lions went on an 11-point scoring run and a seven-point scoring run, and held HMK to a score of 25-10.

In game three, the Lady Brahmas were able to keep the game close in the early going, not allowing more than a two-point lead until the Lady Lions once again broke away to take the win, 25-18, and the overall matchup, 3-0.

Elexis Morado and Kendra Williams spearheaded the offense for the Lady Lions, combing for 12 kills in the game. 

Bella Borchardt and Nina Perez both had 11 assists on the day and Sierra Sandoval had nine digs to lead the way defensively for the Lady Lions.

“What’s really helping us is we are getting healthier,” SGA Coach Thomas De Los Santos said following the win. “That’s kind of been our downfall lately, and we got our libero back and all the girls gelling together that’s been a big help. They’re starting to play more as a team and more as one unit. And then we go and we tweak and move some girls around so they have to redo it (because of the injuries), but them knowing each other and playing, the way their communication has gotten better — that’s definitely helped us a lot.”

Carolina Cantu had nine assists and Halayna Castillo and Makayla Ramos had two kills apiece to lead HMK.

Zowe Villarreal had four blocks and Audelia Lopez had four digs to lead the way on defense for the Lady Brahmas.

HMK Head Coach Bridgett Vidaurri said despite her team coming out with a loss in the contest, she did see some positive things.

“The girls are moving a lot more together,” Vidaurri said. “They’re working harder to get to the ball. And I think that just with the time that we spent together and trying to figure out what is going to work for us, I think that we’re in the right direction. And we have more work to do, but I think by next week, we’re going to be alright, we’re going to be great.”

The Lady Brahmas will start District 31-4A play on Tuesday when they take on West Oso at home, starting with the freshman game at 5:00 p.m. 

The SGA Lady Lions have already started play in District 31-3A, and look forward to facing the rival Bishop Lady Badgers on Friday at 5 p.m. at home.

The Lady Badgers are fresh off a 3-2 victory over Banquete on Tuesday night, with scores of 22-25, 25-9, 14-25, 25-14 and 15-10.

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