Sulphur Bluff opens district with victory
From Staff Reports

Oct. 6, 2004 - The Cumby Lady Trojans' victory over Miller Grove on Tuesday moved them into a second-place tie in District 19-A, while Sulphur Bluff opened District 18-A play with a sweep of James Bowie.

Sulphur Bluff def. James Bowie

SULPHUR BLUFF - After going 16-1 in pre-district, the Sulphur Bluff Lady Bears kept right on winning in their 18-A opener, beating Simms James Bowie, 25-13, 25-14, 25-17.

Senior Ashley Pettit led the Lady Bears with a team-high 14 kills and four digs, while senior Jill Jaggers had a team-best 10 assists to go with one ace, three digs and one kill.

Senior Jami Jaye had the most aces on the team with seven. Junior Jennifer McDonald came up with four kills, three digs, two blocks, two assists and an ace, and junior Kaylee Phillips recorded three kills, three digs and two assists. Junior Tara Williams had also two digs and an ace.

Sulphur Bluff hosts Detroit on Friday with the varsity game starting at 5 p.m.

Cumby def. Miller Grove

CUMBY - The Lady Trojans lost the first game, 15-25, but took the next three by scores of 25-15, 25-18, 25-23. They improved to 3-1 in district play, 11-5 overall.

Miller Grove dropped to 1-3, and will face Fruitvale on Friday. Cumby travels to Boles on Saturday with the junior high game set to begin at 10 a.m.

Megan Strickland was Cumby's top scorer with 20 points and two kills, while Erin Templeton had 18 points, two kills and two aces, Christina Chambliss recorded 18 points, three kills and three aces, and Mary Ugalde contributed 13 points and one kill.

Samantha Petty was Miller Grove's leading scoring with 13 points to go along with nine assists, while Hayli Gannon had 12 points and three digs. BriAnne Bailey led the Lady Hornets in kills (seven), dinks (five) and blocks (three) and have seven points and four digs as well.

MG's Callie Smith recorded five kills and six points, Natalie Bailey had five kills, and Jaime Hayes recorded 1 kill. Leslie Wagley had a team-high 11 assists.

"We came out hot in the first game. We were passing, setting and hitting good," said Miller Grove coach Sara Garmon. "We just couldn't keep that momentum in the second and third games. We had a few serving errors that hurt us, and we got down and never could come back."

In the JV game, Miller Grove took a 25-21, 23-25, 25-16 victory to improve its record to 5-3. Leading scorers were Adrian Estrada with 14 points, Chrissy Mitchell with nine points and one ace, Channing Horton with seven points and one ace, and Amanda Sims with with points.

Cumby was led by Stephanie Myers' 13 points. Veronica Hogue added 10 points, one ace and two kills, and Amber Hammons had 10 points, two aces and one kill.

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