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Cut Bank freshman Makenna Burke (9) and sophomore Kendra Spotted Bear (1) get a block at the net Thursday against Choteau. 

The Cut Bank Lady Wolves saw their season come to an end at the Northern “B” Divisional Volleyball Tournament Thursday, Nov. 5, in Shelby. The Lady Wolves went 0-2 with losses to Choteau and Wolf Point to close out the 2020 season. 

The local spikers were swept 25-8, 25-12 and 25-11 in their opening match against Choteau. The Lady Bulldogs would go on to claim the Northern “B” Championship on Saturday over Fairfield.

Sienna Spotted Bear led the way with 17 digs and two aces in the loss followed by Paayton Branch and Camille Bradley with seven digs each. Bradley also led the team with six assists. Madi Baker led the squad at the net with four kills while Branch tallied three. 

The loss put the Lady Wolves in a match with the Wolves of Wolf Point. Cut Bank was swept in the match, and knocked out of the tournament, 25-17, 25-19, 25-19. 

Spotted Bear and Bradley ended their Lady Wolves careers with 11 and 10 digs, respectively. Bradley also had five kills and five assists. McKenna Burke dished out six assists in the loss to go with four kills and three aces. 

“We were lucky to have been able to play the entire season,” said head coach Chelsey Brown. “We had some girls during the duration who had to quarantine but we made it through every day.”

While the Lady Wolves will lose Spotted Bear and Bradley to graduation, the future looks bright for Brown and her program.

 “We are a young team and I was excited to bring some younger girls up to the tournament team and get them some playing time and experience at the varsity level,” said Brown. “I am very excited to see what we can do with the program.”

Brown concluded, “I want to thank everyone who helped us this season–referees, book and clock helpers, line judges, bus drivers and administration. Last, but not least, I want to thank the girls and parents for an amazing season. I will never forget this crazy year or this group of girls. Sienna Spotted Bear and Camille Bradley truly trusted me as a coach and helped me begin to build the program I’ve always wanted. I couldn’t have done it without them. We are really going to miss having them back next year.”

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