Lady Steers to face Vernon in playoffs

The Lady Steers clinched a playoff spot this week, defeating Brownwood in four games. Big Spring grabs the runner-up position for District 5-3A and will face the Vernon Lady Lions, District 6-3A's third place finisher either Oct. 31 or Nov. 1 in the Bi-District round of the playoffs. The Lady Steers fell behind in the first game, eventually falling by a close 23-25 score. The games did not get any easier, but the girls of Big Spring forced things to go their way, winning three straight games by scores of 26-24, 25-23 and 27-25.Setters Cerbi Ritchey and Morgan Seaton were absolutely on fire for Big Spring, combining for 54 assists, 38 kills, 30 digs and 14 blocks.Any hopes of a Brownwood victory were blocked by Diamond Mayes and the Lady Steers. Mayes had a phenomenal 18 blocks in the game to go along with her six kills and two digs.Taylor Seaton recorded 13 kills, nine blocks, eight digs and an ace in the game for the Lady Steers, while Clara Benavides had 12 digs, seven blocks, four kills, two assists and an ace.Defensively, Big Spring was led by Carson Riebe with 25 digs, three kills and an ace. Haley Dimidjian added 12 digs, three kills and two blocks in the winning effort, while Logan Yarbar had nine digs and Julianna Rodriquez added two digs.Big Spring's freshman team fell to Brownwood in three games by scores of 23-25, 26-24 and 18-25.