East Buchanan High School "Bulldogs", located in Gower, Missouri

East Buchanan downs host Lawson to win KCI volleyball tournament title

Local Sports Volleyball

The KCI Volleyball Tournament, hosted at Lawson on Saturday, August 26, brought together eight teams ready to battle for victory, starting bright and early with pool-play action beginning at 8 o’clock. 

In the Pool A action held at the high school gym, Lawson dominated the court, defeating Penney with scores of 25-13 and 25-11. Lathrop and Mid-Buchanan faced off in a closely contested match, with Lathrop securing victories at 25-22 and 25-23. Lawson continued its strong performance, triumphing over Mid-Buchanan 25-14 and 25-17. Lathrop demonstrated their prowess by defeating Penney 25-11 and 25-5. The battle of giants between Lawson and Lathrop ensued, with Lawson ultimately prevailing at 25-21 and 25-17. Mid-Buchanan secured wins over Penney with scores of 25-15 and 25-17.

Meanwhile, at the Barker Center, Pool B showcased equally fierce competition. East Buchanan showcased their dominance by defeating North Platte with scores of 25-8 and 25-12. West Platte faced a tough challenge against Plattsburg, securing victories at 25-22 and 25-18. East Buchanan continued their winning streak by triumphing over Plattsburg 25-17 and 25-15. West Platte battled against North Platte and managed to secure victories at 25-18 and 25-21. East Buchanan faced a formidable opponent in West Platte, clinching victories at 25-15 and 25-23. Plattsburg secured wins over North Platte with scores of 25-13 and 25-9.

As the competition heated up, teams moved into bracket play. The Consolation Bracket at the Barker Center saw Mid-Buchanan overpower North Platte with victories at 25-5 and 25-17. Plattsburg displayed their strength by defeating Penney with scores of 25-18 and 25-16. In the 7th Place Game, North Platte managed to secure a win over Penney in a thrilling three-game match.

The battle for the 5th Place Game witnessed Mid-Buchanan’s triumph over Plattsburg with scores of 25-17 and 25-23, showcasing their determination.

The Championship Bracket, held at the high school gym, was a highlight of the day. Lawson faced West Platte and secured their dominance with victories at 25-18 and 25-20. East Buchanan engaged in an intense match against Lathrop, with Lathrop taking the first set at 25-19, but East Buchanan stormed back with victories at 25-18 and 25-14 to clinch the win.

In the 3rd Place Game, West Platte and Lathrop engaged in an epic showdown. West Platte secured the first set at 25-18, but Lathrop fought back, winning the second set at 25-22. The final set witnessed West Platte’s triumph at 25-20, clinching the 3rd place spot.

The climactic 1st Place Game brought together East Buchanan and Lawson in a breathtaking match. Lawson took the first set at 25-21, but East Buchanan showed their mettle with a decisive victory at 25-9 in the second set. The third set was a nail-biter, but East Buchanan managed to secure their victory with a final score of 25-20, emerging as the tournament champions.