Cy Springs and Second Baptist HS grads square off in spike fest
Cy Springs High School graduate Briana Tolbert had 13 kills to help lead Baylor to a five-set comeback win, 22-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-22, 15-8, over Texas State on Tuesday in San Marcos, Texas.
Second Baptist High School graduate Amber Calhoun, also a senior, had a stellar performance as well, with 11 kills in the loss.
Tolbert was a two-year letter winner at Cypress Springs High School for head coach Ashley Hardin. She was rated as the No. 62 recruit from the class of 2008 according to prepvolleyball.com. Tolbert also ranked as the No. 19 middle blocker in the nation and the fifth-best middle blocker in Texas. She was the District 17-5A kill leader in 2007 with 334.
Briana Lynette Tolbert was born Nov. 6, 1990. She is the daughter of Lorenzo and Deuanna Tolbert, and Rita Ravenell. Briana is majoring in speech communications.
Calhoun helped lead Second Baptist to the 2007 state title after advancing to the state semifinals in 2006 under head coach Sue Berg.
She was named first team all-state in Texas in both 2006 and 2007.
Amber Noel Calhoun is the daughter of Jeff and Shelley Calhoun. Her father is a pastor and baseball coach, and spent five years in the major leagues as a pitcher for the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies. Her major is recreational administration.
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