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By Haleigh Jacobs
Sports Correspondent

Of all the games of the season, both the Williamstown Lady Demons and the Grant County Lady Braves agree that meeting their cross-town rivals is among the most important.
When they met on Aug. 30 at Grant County High School it was clear that both teams were prepared to fight for the win.
Before the game began, Grant County senior Raven Wilson felt confident in her team’s ability to beat their rival.

“We are very determined to beat Williamstown and we are ready for anything that they throw at us,” she said. “We must talk on the court or we won’t stand a chance. All of us must cover and most importantly make sure we don’t forget that we are a team and never give up. If we do that and play like we know we can, we’ll be unstoppable.”

The Lady Braves started the game strong, easily leading most of the first set until Williamstown was able to tie the match 19-19. From there, the Lady Demons surged to win the set 25-23.
The same trend was present in the second set of the game, with the Lady Braves holding a comfortable lead over the Demons until the end of the set. After trailing from the first serve, Williamstown caught up and tied with Grant County 23-23.

Feeding off the energy of their student section, clad in Long John Silvers pirate hats and wielding orange pool noodles as swords, the Lady Demons were able to halt Grant County’s momentum and go on to win the set 26-24.
Williamstown senior Morgan Potter is most proud of her team’s determination to keep up intensity and morale.
“In the first two games we were down by a good amount and we came back. That shows improvement because we didn’t get our heads down,” she said.
Entering the third and final set of the match, the Lady Braves had trouble keeping their heads up and watched while the Lady Demons dominated, ending the game 25-18.
“I’m just super proud of our fans tonight for how much spirit they had, and so proud of the girls for not giving up,” Potter said.
Next up for the Demons is a home game against Gallatin County Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.
Grant County will travel to Newport Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m.