The Carthage Lady Bulldogs took it to the limit before falling to the Gilmer Lady Buckeyes in five sets Friday in Bulldog Gym.
Gilmer won 25-20, 26-28, 25-20, 18-25, 15-7 to drop the Lady Dawgs to 4-8 and their fourth straight loss. They were scheduled to play Texas High on Tuesday.
Faith Kruebbe led the way for Carthage with 17 kills, 13 digs and an ace; Makhai Lewis had 11 kills on 13 swings giving her a hitting percentage of 85 percent. She also added four blocks and three digs.
Also, Kaliyah Timmons has four kills and two blocks; Mara Hodges had 12 service points, 12 digs, four kills and an ace; Sadie Smith had 45 assists, 18 digs and two kills; Caroline Baldree had two kills and three digs; Erin Dodge had 17 digs; and Talynn Williams had six digs.