Ringgold Tigers

The Ringgold Lady Tigers, still missing two players due to injuries, split their final two regular season matches of the year at home on Tuesday.

Both players are expected to be released in time for Saturday's Area 6-AAA tournament at North Murray High School, where they Lady Tigers are the top seed.

Ringgold dropped a 25-19, 25-19 decision to LaFayette, who is ranked eighth in Class AAAA. Chloe Hall had nine digs, four kills and an ace. Zoie Metcalf racked up 13 assists to go with six digs and a kill and Ricki Lynn Bickley had a team-high six kills and 16 digs.

Jasley Brooks finished with six digs, three kills, four aces and an assist. Bethany Thomason collected five digs and a pair of kills, while Jewel Parham added four digs.

In the nightcap, Ringgold held off Christian Heritage, 25-16 and 25-23 behind a dozen kills, 10 digs, an ace and a block from Bickley. Thomason picked up five kills and five digs, while Metcalf added five kills, 11 digs and 18 assists.

Other standouts included Hall (13 digs, 1 kill), Brooks (6 digs, 4 aces, 3 assists, 1 kill) and Parham (3 digs, 2 kills).

Ringgold (21-17) will take on the winner of the North Murray/Murray County match at 10 a.m. on Saturday in their 6-AAA tournament opener. A win will put Ringgold in the championship final and guarantee a home playoff match in the opening round of the Class AAA state tournament.