The Tigers had no trouble on the road Tuesday in Red Oak, where they swept Red Oak Life, 25-13, 25-22, 25-19.
Caroline Biltz led with 14 kills and seven aces while her sister Briana Biltz led the team in assists with eight. Kim Moreno led the Tigers in digs with 16 and MaKenzie Lee led the team with four blocks.
The Tigers play in the prestigious Leon Tournament on Thursday and Saturday.
RICE BEATS MALAKOFF IN 4, STAYS PERFECT
Rice, coming off its title in the Venus Tournament over the weekend, stayed perfect and took care of Malakoff Tuesday night, 25-23, 20-25, 25-12, 25-16 at home to remain undefeated at 4-0.
Hanna Owens set up the Lady Bulldogs all night and finished with 11 assists, two aces and a kill. Briana Weaver was 23-of-24 serving and Emily Fletcher was 25-of-27 serving with two aces, an assist and a kill. Samantha Harris had four kills, a save, an ace and a block, and Sadie Gent led the way at the net with eight kills and two blocks. She also had a save and three digs. Kaman McGee had four kills and two blocks and Lauren Mays had four blocks.
Rice plays in the Eustace Tournament on Thursday and Saturday.
WORTHAM STAYS HOT, BEATS BLOOMING GROVE
Wortham has started the season on fire under new coach Johnny Ward and kept up the heat on Tuesday, sweeping Blooming Grove, 25-18, 25-23, 25-13.
Wortham is now 8-1 with its only loss coming in the finals of the Palestine Westwood Tournament to Westwood.
Kierra Busby had 11 kills and Camey Shaffer had 10 to lead Wortham on Tuesday. Sara Sessions had 22 digs and Kendle Rhodes had 20 assists.
Katie Looney nailed 20 serves, including 14 in row during Game 3. Kendle Rhodes served seven in a row to finish out Game 2 (from 18-23 to 25-23).
Wortham and Blooming Grove are both in the Groesbeck Tournament Thursday and Saturday.
HUBBARD EDGES MILDRED
Hubbard held off Mildred on Tuesday night, 22-25, 25-18, 22-25, 16-25.
Mildred, which has been playing without three starters who were out due to illness, had big games from Abbie Burnham (6 kills), Ella Watts (5 kills, 3 blocks), Kennedi Montfort (3 blocks, 2 kills) and Callie Bland (12 assists).
Mildred plays in the Eustace Tournament on Thursday and Saturday. Hubbard is in the Keene Tournament on Friday.