Houston returns from split orbital bone, gets 26 assists in Placer win

Hillmen volleyball gets 1st CAL win over Antelope
By: Journal sports staff
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Parker Houston’s a tough kid.

The Placer High sophomore setter returned to the court Thursday after suffering a split orbital bone in Tuesday’s game and tallied 26 assists in the Hillmen’s 25-11, 20-25, 25-22, 25-22 victory over Antelope at Earl Crabbe Gym in a Capital Athletic League game.

After taking an elbow to the face against Whitney from one of his own teammates and needing to go to the emergency room, Houston played in Placer’s volleyball game Thursday without skipping a beat.

“The guy never wants to come out,” said Placer coach Andy Klem. “I was waiting from the doctor to hear if it was a concussion. They said he was OK. He wanted to play. He’s got a lot of heart. I was impressed by the way he was able to come back. I was really proud of him.”

Houston’s brother, Collin, had 17 kills and Wyatt Henson added 13 for Placer (4-4, 1-2), which hosts a 15-team tournament Saturday in Auburn.  The event, which also features Whitney, Rocklin, Del Oro and Jesuit, begins at 8:30 a.m.