Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 23, 2012

GC Volleyball Roundup: Wortham clinches 2nd place in 14-1A

Playoff doubleheader set next Tuesday at Navarro

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

— Wortham lost the first set, then came back and won three straight to beat Kerens and clinch second place in 14-1A.

The Lady Bulldogs topped Kerens 20-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-23 in Wortham.

It set up Tuesday’s bi-district playoffs featuring a doubleheader at Navarro. Kerens will play Kopperl in the first game, followed by Frost against Wortham.

Wortham (21-15,11-3) was led by Sara Sessions with 13 assists and four digs. Kendle Rhodes had 15 assists and four digs. Kenzie Sessions had 16 digs. Amber Libhart had 20 kills, eight blocks and 12 digs. Kennedy Vogel had six kills, three blocks and six digs. Elisha Libhart had six kills, three blocks and five digs. Hannah McCord had three kills, two blocks and four digs. Kierra Busby had five kills, three blocks and three digs. Jaclyn Black had two kills and six digs. Davesha Eggins had three kills and two blocks. Katie Looney had four digs.

Kerens (20-12, 9-5) was led by Breanna Wells, who was 17 for 17 on serves with six kills, 15 digs and six blocks. Marqueshia Kelly had 10 kills and two blocks. Taylor Ames was 16 for 18 on serves with three kills. Cambree Betts was 14 for 14 on serves with two kills and six digs. Tinesha Tolliver was 14 of 15 on serves with two kills and seven digs.

Mildred finishes off strong regular season: Mildred (21-17, 7-3) beat Marlin 25-15, 25-17, 25-19 on Tuesday night in a tuneup for the playoffs.

Olivia Farmer had eight kills, a block and five digs. Audra Springer had nine kills and three digs. Joanna Tapley had six kills, five aces and six digs. Jenny Jock had a block and seven assists.

Savannah Pritchett had two blocks and two digs. Stephanie Zamora had three assists and three digs. Maddie Moore had nine assists. Callie Bland had seven digs.

Mildred plays a warmup game at home against Eustace at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Frost beats Avalon: Frost beats Avalon: Dakota Lassetter had two kills, a block and 16 assists as Frost beat Avalon 25-13, 25-16, 25-9.

Diana Rios had four kills for Frost (13-10, 9-5). Hillaree Schwartz had four kills, seven assists and five aces. Jae Moore had 11 kills and three digs. Kadee Bowling had three kills.

Rice tunes up for playoffs with win over BG: Rice completed its strong run through District 23-2A with a 25-23, 25-8, 25-11 victory over Blooming Grove.

Rice (18-10, 8-2), which finished second behind Teague in district, was led by Celina Smithers, who had 18 kills, three blocks, an assist and a dig against Blooming Grove (4-20, 1-9).

Paige Allen was 9 of 10 serving with five kills, a block, five digs and a save. Sadie Gent was 14 of 14 serving with an ace, five kills, eight digs and a save. Sarah Gent was 12 of 13 serving with two aces, two saves and 10 assists. Samantha Harris was 15 of 15 serving with two kills, an assist, and a dig. Hanna Owens was 9 of 9 serving with seven assists. Katelyn Northcutt had two kills and an assist.

Also, the Rice junior varsity won over BG 25-23, 13-25, 25-17. Lauren Mays and Emily Fletcher played well.

Hubbard beat Dawson in final math: Hubbard ended its season with a three sets to two victory over Dawson on the last night of District 14-1A play.

For Dawson (10-16, 4-10), Demi Dotson had nine kills, six digs and a block. Courtney Warren had a kill, two digs and 11 assists. Stormi Matthews had five digs. Kaylee Martinez had a kill, nine assists and three aces. Scheri Montgomery had two digs. Jalyn Miller had six kills, a dig, a block, an assist and an ace. Hannah Greer had five kills and a block. Micheala Greer had a kill, two digs, a block and an ace. Steph Lindsey had five kills, a dig and an ace.

Hubbard (17-24, 4-10) ended a run of four consecutive seasons in the playoffs.

Volleyball Playoff Pairings

Tuesday's bi-district matches

Region III-2A

Mildred (21-17) vs. Franklin, 6 p.m., Buffalo                                                     Rice (18-10) vs. Anderson-Shiro, 6:30 p.m, Leon                                                                 

Region II-1A

Kopperl vs. Kerens (20-12), 6 p.m., Navarro

Frost (13-10) vs. Wortham (21-15), 8 p.m., Navarro