After an 0-2 start, the Kilgore High School Lady Bulldogs looked like a sure bet: a sure bet to miss the UIL Class 4A volleyball playoffs.
Two weeks later, after winning three of their last four games, Kilgore still looks like a good bet: a good bet to maybe even earn one of the district's top two playoff seeds.
Kilgore went to Henderson -- who beat them in the District 16-4A opener -- on Friday and got revenge, dealing the Lady Lions three straight losses by the same score (25-22) for another victory. The Lady Bulldogs are 14-15 overall, 4-3 in district play, and have lost just once (to district leader Bullard) since that first week of the district schedule.
KHS will host Gilmer on Tuesday, starting at 4:30 p.m. with the freshmen game; junior varsity and varsity will follow.
For Kilgore at Henderson, Dayton McElyea had six kills; Miah Thomas, Alexis Anderson and Jada Abercrombie each had five -- Abercrombie had 10 digs. Lauren Bryant had four kills and five aces. Ashton Vallery had 14 assists and three aces. Mackenzie Cavanaugh had 11 digs, and Skyler Day had 10.