Panthers win in dramatic fashion

Published 9:46 pm Monday, September 15, 2008

Jemison on Monday night took a dramatic, five-game match from Chilton County High.

The Panthers (9-4) dropped the first game, 25-18, but fought back to win the next two, 25-14 and 25-16.

The Tigers (7-5) won the next game, 25-22, to force a decisive fifth game. Neither team led by more than two points in the final game until a Codi Mims kill gave the visitors an 11-8 lead.

CCHS came back to tie the game at 14, but a Christie Hoffmeyer kill ended the match a few points later.

The win is Jemison’s seventh in its last eight matches and snapped the hosts’ five-match winning streak.

Kasi Wells led the Jemison attack with 15 assists, three kills and three aces, and Emily Smithey led the defense with 19 digs. Whitney Childress contributed five kills, five digs and three aces.

Tylita Harrell posted eight aces, seven digs and three kills for Chilton. Quantisha Streety had five digs and three aces.