Sulphur Bluff, North Hopkins remain unbeaten in district
From Staff Reports

Oct. 11, 2004 - SULPHUR BLUFF - After dropping game one to the Detroit Lady Eagles Friday night, the Sulphur Bluff Lady Bears stormed back and won the next three games in a 23-25, 25-6, 25-21, 25-13 victory in District 18-A.

The Lady Bears will travel to Avery tomorrow night with junior high action starting at 4 p.m.

Senior Ashley Pettit led the way for the Lady Bears with 11 kills, eight dinks, two blocks and one ace, while teammate Jill Jaggers had seven assists, one kill, two aces and one dink.

Junior Kaylee Phillips had five kills, five dinks and two aces, Jennifer McDonald finished with five kills, one ace and one dink, senior Jami Jaye had one assist, one ace and one dink, while teammate Tara Williams had one dig, one ace and one dink on the night.

Sulphur Bluff's next home game will be the last game of the regular season Oct. 22 against Avery with varsity action starting at 5 p.m.

Fruitvale def. Miller Grove

The Fruitvale Lady Bobcats defeated Miller Grove in four games by the score of 25-16, 5-25, 14-25, 20-25 at Miller Grove Friday night.

"We were digging the ball up well Friday night but that's not the only way to win games," coach Travis Matthews said. "We need to work on serving and setting the ball up to the net."

Miller Grove is now 1-4 in District 19-A play.

Callie Smith had 14 points with six digs, two blocks, nine kills and one assist, while teammate Brianne Bailey had seven digs, one ace, two blocks, two kills and one assist in the contest.

"Smith had a really great game and I was pleased with her performance," Matthews said.

Samantha Petty had eight digs and eight assists, and Leslie Wagley had five digs and 10 assists.

In junior varsity action, Miller Grove won in two games 25-22, 25-11 to go to 6-3 overall on the year.

Channing Horton had seven points, while teammates Adrian Estrada had eight points with one ace and Amanda Sims had six points and one ace.

Boles def. Cumby

The Cumby Lady Trojans dropped to 3-2 in district play with a four game loss to Boles on Saturday afternoon by the score of 19-25, 13-25, 25-23, 21-25.

Coach Ron Hogue's team will now prepare for coach Danna Lewis' North Hopkins Lady Panthers Tuesday night at home with action starting at 5 p.m.

Cumby's Megan Strickland had 15 points, five kills and one assist, Erin Templeton had 15 points and four kills, and teammate Scarlett Tarno had 12 points, six kills and three assists in the contest.

Alba-Golden def. Como-Pickton

ALBA - The Como-Pickton Lady Eagles lost in three games to the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers 21-25, 11-25, 17-25 Friday night in District 17-2A action.

Kelli Harmon led the way for the Lady Eagles with five points, five kills, three digs, one ace and one block, while teammate Alyssa Taylor had seven points, four aces, three digs and one kill.

"They played great defense but couldn't get the offense going," coach Tammy Carrell said. "We split games with Alba-Golden earlier this year, so I was hoping for a win Friday night."

Senior Nicole Dulude had one point, one ace, two kills and four digs, Martha Vellenga had two points, six kills and three digs, junior Liz Melton had three points, one ace, one kill, 18 assists and two digs, and Ashley Mowat had three kills, three blocks and two digs in the game. Freshman Mary Jo Sandate ended with three points, one ace, one kill and five digs.

C-P will travel to Lone Oak tomorrow night for the start of the second half of the district season.

North Hopkins def. Yantis

Coach Danna Lewis' North Hopkins Lady Panthers continued their winning ways Friday night with a 25-5, 25-16, 25-9 win over the Yantis Lady Owls during district play.

"We served really well against Yantis," Lewis said. "We also played with great intensity for three sets."

Ashley Wilson led the way with 12 points, two aces and nine digs, while teammate Sara Weir had 12 points, three aces, four kills and nine digs in the contest. Katy Williams ended with 11 points, five aces, 10 kills, three assists and two blocks, and Ebbonye Johnson had five points, three aces, eight kills and eight digs.

Tashona Berry had five points, two aces, eight kills and 10 digs, and teammate Patricia Reed had one ace and five digs. Maegan Baxter had 22 assists for the Lady Panthers.

"I was very pleased with how my girls performed," Coach Lewis said. "It was a great team effort."

The North Hopkins freshman team lost in three games by the score of 25-19, 23-35, 12-25 as Ashley Deaton had 10 points with four aces, and teammate Alice Cox had 10 points and six aces.

The junior varsity team lost in three games 26-28, 25-15, 14-25 with Holly Argenbright leading the way with 15 points, one ace and six kills, and Ashley Hooten with seven points.

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