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McBain 3, Pine River 0

LEROY — The Pine River volleyball team wrapped up Highland Conference play with a 3-0 loss to McBain at home Tuesday night, Oct. 28.

The Bucks (18-19-3, 3-4 Highland) lost in straight sets of 25-23, 25-18 and 25-20.

Kyla Johnson had 6 kills for the Bucks while KayLee Goodman added 6 digs and Morgan Sumpter had 13 assists.

Pine River fifth

LEROY — Pine River on Saturday Participated in the Highland Conference Tourney and placed fifth. The Bucks lost to Manton 25-21, 25-12;  beat Evart 25-16, 25-22; lost to Lake City 25-21, 25-23; and beat Manton 27-25, 25-12.

For the Bucks, Kyla Johnson had 21 digs, 16 kills and nine aces; Brittany Davis had 15 kills and four blocks; KayLee Goodman contributed 15 kills and 13 digs;Tailor Charles added 23 digs and Morgan Sumpter and Jenna Johnson shared setting duties with 26 and 25 assists, respectively.

“When you come to the end of a season, you expect your team to be playing at their top game,” Pine River coach Jana Dennis said. “We did not do that in this tournament. We struggled to get any type of flow going. I felt the way we played Manton at the end of the day was probably our best play all day.

“Going against them in our first district game will prove to be a great match. It will come down to who has the most resilience and will to win. We look forward to seeing them on Wednesday.”

Pine River’s overall record is 20-22-3.