|Lady Panthers keep 19-A record spotless|
|From Staff Reports|
Oct. 4, 2004 - MILLER GROVE - North Hopkins kept its spotless District 19-A record intact Friday with a three-game victory over Miller Grove.
The Lady Panthers improved to 3-0 (12-8 overall) with a 25-11, 25-17, 26-24 victory over Miller Grove (1-2 in district).
North Hopkins' Sara Weir recorded a game-high 20 points (10 aces) with five kills and six digs, while Katy Williams added a team-high 12 kills to go with 10 points, three assists and a block. Tashona Berry finished off the match with the final two points and added eight digs and two kills.
"We played with more intensity tonight," said NH head coach Danna Lewis. "We also played the net well. Our team has to focus on being more consistent with our serving, and that's what we're going to be working on in practice."
Maegan Baxter led the Lady Panthers in assists with 15, while Ebbonye Johnson added six kills, Ashley Wilson contributed seven points and eight digs, Patricia Reed had one point and five digs, and Kate Hollenshead added a block and two digs.
Miller Grove's Natalie Bailey had a team-high nine kills, two digs and one dink, and BriAnne Bailey recorded three blocks, five inks and two digs. Leslie Wagley had a team-high nine assists to go with two digs and two points, and Jaime Hayes led the team in service points with nine. Samantha Petty added six points and four assists,while Callie Smith had a team-high four digs and three blocks, and Hayli Gannon added two points and two digs.
"I was proud of my girls for not giving up. We came back in the last game when we were down quite a bit, and I thought we were going to be able to pull it out," said MG head coach Sara Garmon. "But, we made some crucial mistakes. Neither of our teams could get their serves in, and that's something we are going to work on. We did a good job of digging the ball up."
The Lady Panthers will host Quinlan Boles (3-0) Tuesday, with the JV game starting at 5 p.m., for first place in the district standings.
Miller Grove travels to Cumby on Tuesday.
In the JV contest, NH won in two games, 25-5, 25-23.
Ashly Hooten had 12 service points and two kills, Holly Argenbright added seven kills and six points, and Jessi Mannis contributed five points and 10 assists for North Hopkins. Brittany Scott scored seven points, while Kara Mannis and Hannah Martel had two kills each.