NH clinches tie for first
From Staff Reports

Oct. 20, 2004 - BIRTHRIGHT - The North Hopkins Lady Panthers swept the Fruitvale Lady Cats 25-15, 25-19, 25-21 Tuesday night to clinch at least a tie for the District 19-A championship after Miller Grove upset Quinlan Boles.

The Lady Panthers (8-0 in district, 17-8 overall) travel to Quinlan to play Boles in the final district match-up next Tuesday. North Hopkins has two games remaining, including Friday's match with Yantis, before the start of bi-district playoff action in two weeks.

"The girls moved their feet well and never let any balls hit the floor," Coach Danna Lewis said. "We served well in two out of three sets and the girls played a lot of intense defense and offense."

Junior Katy Williams had 10 kills, two digs, one block, and one ace while teammate Ebbonye Johnson had 11 kills, five digs and two service points for the Lady Panthers.

Maegan Baxter had 22 assists and 12 service points with one ace, and Sara Weir had seven kills, eight digs and 10 service points on the night. Tashona Berry added four kills, four aces, 10 service points and 15 digs, and Patricia Reed recorded seven digs for North Hopkins.

In junior varsity action, North Hopkins lost 25-10, 15-25, 25-27 with Kara Mannis having 12 service points, while teammate Hannah Martel had four kills on the night.

Holly Argenbright had four points and two kills, and Ashley Hooten had two kills and four digs in the match.

Miller Grove def. Boles

QUINLAN - Though they are out of playoff contention, the Miller Grove Lady Hornets shook up the 19-A standings with a 26-24, 24-26, 25-23, 25-21 upset of Quinlan Boles.

Callie Smith had 12 kills, four digs and seven points, BriAnne Bailey added 11 kills, 10 digs and nine points, and Natalie Bailey contributed 10 kills, 12 digs and seven points to lead the Lady Hornets (3-5 in district).

Samantha Petty had a team-high 26 assists and 13 service points to go with two digs and a kill, Jamie Hayes added eight digs, eight points and two kills, while Hayli Gannon recorded 10 digs, two assists and four points.

"We did a great job of getting the ball to the setter last night," said MG coach Sara Garmon. "The girls never game up and made some really good plays, going out of bounds and bringing some balls back in play."

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