Hometown fans had something to cheer about on Thursday at the BHS Tipi Dome as the Lady Indians put away the Libby Loggers in three sets in the first of two play-in matches ahead of the Western A Division playoffs.

Browning maintained a solid lead on Libby most of the time, and that energy held into the first set and a half in their second play-in game at the home of the Maidens in Ronan.

“We won the first set easily, and we had them in the second set, but errors cost us momentum and composure,” Coach Dan Connelly said.

The Lady Indians took the first set against Ronan, 25-17, but went downhill in the next three sets.

“The pressure kind of got to them, and it didn’t help when our setter, Kassandra Kennerly, hurt her ankle in the first set,” said the coach. “I’m proud of our girls; they’ve come a long way. We had six wins overall so it was a good season. It’s good to have some buzz back about volleyball, and I especially appreciate all the support shown by the parents.”

Six players will graduate this year, including Joann Jordan, Jonnie Wagner, Susan Connelly, Kassandra Kennerly, Dominique Trombley and Rae Miller.

“I appreciate all our seniors,” Coach Connelly said.

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