ROUNDUP: Northridge wins Class 6A, Area 9 volleyball championship
Fri. October 19, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | By Staff Report
TUSCALOOSA | Shirlyncia Moore had five blocks and five kills to lead Northridge as it defeated Tuscaloosa County 25-10, 25-16, 25-20 in the championship game of the Class 6A, Area 9 tournament Thursday.
Also for Northridge, Amanda Guarisco had 10 kills, Anna Lee Petitt had six kills and Kiana Johnson had five aces and 32 assists.
For Tuscaloosa County, Alex Smith had four aces, Lauryn Clardy had two kills, Savannah Helus had three kills and two blocks, Lauren Sevenish had 14 assists and two digs and Emily Calhoun had five digs.
Northridge (24-14, 8-0) and Tuscaloosa County (10-17) both move on to compete in the North Super Regional on Friday Oct. 26 in Huntsville at the Von Braun Center. Northridge will play at 3 p.m. and TCHS plays at 5:30 p.m.
Earlier, Northridge defeated Bessemer City 25-6, 25-9, 25-14, behind Johnson, who had eight aces, two blocks and 13 assists.
TCHS defeated Hillcrest 25-9, 25-19, 25-20, to advance to the area championship game, with Clardy recording 12 kills and a block.
Northside wins 3A,
Area 7 tournament
SAMANTHA | Diana Fuller had a pair of aces, 11 kills, four digs and a block as Northside beat Fayette County 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 to win the Class 3A, Area 7 tournament.
Also for Northside, tournament MVP Ashton Welborn had three aces, seven kills, four digs and three blocks. Karley Watts had 11 digs, Jamie Elledge had nine digs, Haley Thomas had two aces and 16 digs and Bethann Bullard had two aces, three digs and 27 assists.
For Fayette County, Carlee Burgett had seven kills, 21 digs, three aces and one block, Autumn Bonner had three kills, five digs, an ace and a block, Caitlin Aldridge had six kills, nine digs and two aces and Jacey McGuire had two kills, four digs and seven assists.
Northside (17-1) and Fayette County both advance to the South Super Regional in Montgomery on Friday, Oct. 26.
Earlier, Northside beat Holt 25-13, 25-15, 25-8.
Ryleigh Malone had three aces and eight digs, Sam Aldridge had two aces, 11 kills and five digs, Kassidy Moore had six digs and Cassidy Porter had five kills and one dig.
Fayette County defeated American Christian Academy 25-23, 25-8, 25-17 to advance to the championship game.
For Fayette County, Burgett had six kills, 16 digs, seven aces and a block. Bonner had seven kills, six digs and three aces, Aldridge had three kills, six digs and five aces and McGuire had two kills, three digs and nine assists.
American Christian Academy was led by Megan Sanders, who had seven kills, two digs and an ace, and Allie English, who had three digs and two blocks.
The All-Tournament Team consisted of Kaneisha Maddox of Holt, Sanders of ACA, Burgett and Bonner of Fayette County and Fuller, Aldridge and Welborn of Northside.
Class 5A, Area 7 title
BROOKWOOD | The Brookwood Panthers swept Central in the championship match to take the title in the Class 5A, Area 7 tournament.
Brookwood (26-1) won 25-18, 25-22 and 25-13. The Panthers and Central advance to the South Super Regional next week in Montgomery.
Brookwood’s Kalie Cagle had 32 assists and three aces. Layne Russell had 15 kills, five aces, three blocks and two assists. Bethany Williams had 14 kills and six digs. Caitlin Headrick had seven kills, two digs and one ace.
Central’s Angelica Weatherspoon had one kill, 12 assists, three digs and one ace. Alexis Reed had six kills and two blocks. Brandie Fields had 17 digs. D’Leisha Dent had eight kills and one dig.
Brookwood opened with a 25-12, 25-8 and 25-6 victory over Paul W. Bryant. Russell had 13 aces, three digs, three kills and two blocks. Cagle had 13 assists and one ace. Williams had seven kills and one dig, and Headrick had four kills, three aces and one dig and one assist.
Central reached the final by defeating McAdory 25-22, 13-25, 25-18 and 25-14.
Weatherspoon had 12 assists, four digs, two kills and one block. Reed had nine kills and two blocks. Dent had eight kills, three blocks and two digs. Fields had 20 digs, one ace and one assist.
Sipsey Valley wins
Class 3A, Area 6 title
BUHL | Kristen Sullivan had four aces, eight kills and a dig as Sipsey Valley defeated Greensboro 25-21, 25-11, 25-7 to win the Class 3A, Area 6, tournament and the first area championship in school history.
Storm Stevenson had four aces, three assists, four kills, two digs and 11⁄2 blocks, Meagan Scott had five aces and two digs, Julie Morris had five kills, a dig and half a block and Shelby Romain had three aces, four kills and a dig.
Sipsey Valley (12-9, 3-0) will next compete in the South Super Regional in Montgomery on Friday, Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m.
South Lamar claims
Class 1A, Area 9 crown
GUIN | Karoline Holsonback had 16 kills and 20 digs to lead South Lamar to a 25-21, 25-23, 25-15, win over Holy Spirit in the championship game of the Class 1A, Area 9, tournament.
Also for South Lamar, Lauren Crimm had 19 assists, six aces and eight digs, Abi Dollar had 12 digs and three kills, Morgan Hardin had nine digs and Sara Long had eight digs.
Holy Spirit was led by Olivia Kapera, who had 16 digs and a kill. Andie Gamble added eight kills and a block and Madeline Whitaker had a kill, 15 assists, an ace and seven digs.
Both South Lamar (23-6) and Holy Spirit (12-22, 6-5) will travel to Huntsville to compete in the North Super Regional at the Von Braun Center on Friday, Oct. 26, with South Lamar beginning play at 9 a.m. and Holy Spirit playing at 11:30 a.m.
Earlier in the day, South Lamar defeated Berry 25-16, 25-16, 25-12, to advance to the championship game.
Holsonback had 17 kills, 16 digs and five aces, Crimm had 23 assists and 11 digs and Dollar had seven kills, four aces and six digs.
Holy Spirit had to win twice before moving on to the area title game, first defeating Pickens County 25-5, 25-7, 25-6.
Whitaker had 14 assists and 12 aces, Gamble had nine kills and three aces and Caroline Sisson, Kapera and Caitlin Shortall each had three aces.
Then, Holy Spirit defeated the host, Marion County, by scores of 23-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-13, 18-16.
Sisson had 14 kills, Gamble had 15 kills and three aces, Kapera had five aces and eight digs, Whitaker had 30 assists, two kills, eight aces, five digs and a block and Reagan Washington had seven kills.
Akron wins Class 1A,
Area 4 tournament
AKRON | Tournament MVP LovPrincess Harris had seven aces, 22 kills and 14 digs to lead Akron to a 25-20, 25-13, 15-25, 25-19, win over Linden in the Class 1A, Area 4 tournament.
Zabrina Small had six aces, four kills, 12 assists, Dequandra Lyles had five aces, four kills and a block and Sherekia Taylor had two aces and 22 assists for Akron (15-4, 5-0), who is moving to South Super Regional for the first time. Akron will play Friday, Oct. 26 at 12:45 p.m. in Montgomery.
To make it to the championship game, Linden (8-10, 3-3) beat Keith 3-0, 25-6, 25-16, 25-9.