The Manvel Lady Mavericks made a bid to advance to the Class 5A state volleyball tournament, but came up short as Leander Rouse swept them in the 5A Region III finals 25-14, 25-20, 25-21.
Manvel had reached the finals with wins over Houston Furr (3-0), Porter (3-0), and Kingwood Park (3-2) before running into Rouse.
Thurneisha Keys led the offense for Manvel with seven kills, but she got some help from DeLain Fulton, Amia Allison, and Taylor Frederick who had six kills each.
Torie Frederick had 17 digs while Aeris Ramsey had 13. Abigail Harness had 14 assists and Ramsey had 12.
Manvel captured the District 23-5A title with a 16-0 mark. The Lady Mavs finish the 2016 season with a 34-12 overall mark.
Story by Dr. David Davis
Photo by Casey Chancellor