It was a rough start to the Marinette & Oconto Conference tournament for Gillett.
The Tigers went just 1-3 in pool play Saturday and had to drop down to the silver bracket.
“We started out so slow today,” Gillett coach Keri Hicks said. “We were sleeping, and I don’t know where my team was.”
However, Gillett beat Wausaukee, 25-17, 25-21, and then downed Niagara, 25-21, 17-25, 15-8, to place fifth. The Tigers also finished tied for fifth with Wausaukee in the final conference standings.
“We play inconsistent at times,” Hicks said. “We played with (tournament champion) Peshtigo, it was 25-22, 25-19. We can play with people if we’re playing well, it’s just a matter of being at that level.”
Gillett lost to Niagara, 25-12, 25-20, in the first round of pool play. Against Crivitz, the Tigers lost, 25-23, 15-25, 15-8. In the next round, Gillett beat Oneida Nation, 25-21, 16-25, 15-11. In the final pool-play match, the Tigers fell to Peshtigo.