Charles Page High School sophomore setter Madison Burris was selected as our Sandite of the Week for her outstanding performance, not just over the past week, but for the season as a whole.
Burris leads her team in assists with over 500 this season, averaging 5.28 per set. She's lethal with a tipped ball, scoring 0.6 kills per set and has an equal number of digs. She is third on the team in total kills, fourth in digs, and fifth in aces. Together with Gloria Mutiri, she is one of only two players on the team to play every single set this season.
The No. 12 ranked Sandites (15-16) won all three of their matches last week, 3-2 against No. 18 Muskogee and 3-0 against both Sapulpa and Ponca City. Burris tied her career-high performance of 29 assists in only three sets against Ponca City and recorded 20 in a rivalry win against the Chieftains.
The Sandites received a Tuesday morning police escort to Stillwater for the Regional Tournament, where they will have a rematch with Ponca City (13-13) in the semifinals at 6:00 p.m. If they win against Ponca they will advance to the Championship round against either No. 5 Stillwater (24-7) or No. 19 Enid (14-12) to battle for the ticket to the State Tournament. Stillwater is riding a seven-match win streak, including a 3-0 sweep (25-18, 25-11, 25-7) of the Sandites at the Stillwater Invitational two weekends ago. The Sandites have won their last four-straight matches.