Alice and Tuloso-Midway traded points in the first few exchanges of their first game Tuesday evening.

However, before the Lady Coyotes could establish any kind of real rhythm, the Cherokees demonstrated by they’re the fifth-ranked team in Texas in Class 5A. The game was tied, 4-4, when Tuloso-Midway went on a tear and won eight-straight points behind the serves of Haleigh Hight.

Now comfortably leading 12-4, Tuloso-Midway managed to control the rest of the contest and won, 3-0.

The Cherokees defeated the Lady Coyotes, 25-19, 25-11, 25-12. Tuloso-Midway remained atop of the District 30-5A standings with a perfect 3-0 record. For the season, the Cherokees improved to 16-2.

The Lady Coyotes dropped to 0-4 in 30-5A play.

Trisha Pittman led Tuloso-Midway with 11 kills. Victoria Barton had eight. Arden Ebert had 32 assists. Lauren Gonzalez had 10 gigs. Hight had five aces and Erin Perez had five.

Gabby Canales led Alice with three kills, an ace and three blocks. Katlyn Hernandez had four blocks. Alyssa Lazo had 10 difs and Meaghan Molina had seven. Sabrina Cantu had six.