Home court advantage doesn’t equal win for JMS
From staff reports
JEMISON – The Isabella junior high volleyball team won Sept. 23 despite a Jemison home court advantage that was more imposing than usual.
The Mustangs (4-1) topped the Panthers (3-5) in a match that started shortly after lunch and was played in an Alton Cobb Gymnasium packed with Jemison students.
The visitors won, 26-24, 25-18, 23-25, 25-19.
Isabella took an 8-3 lead in Game 1 and held onto it until an ace by Jemison’s Desi Dalton made the score 18-17 Jemison.
The hosts extended the lead to 23-19, but Isabella came back and won.
Jemison scored the first five points of Game 2 with Denten Ellison serving, but the lead wouldn’t last.
The Panthers fought from behind, though, in Game 3. They took a 19-18 lead and were tied at 22, and two consecutive aces by Savannah Barefield closed it out.
But the Mustangs were too strong in the fourth game, taking a 5-0 lead with Misha Carroll serving and never looking back.
Neither Thorsby, CCHS can top Montevallo
Thorsby on Sept. 24 lost two close games to Montevallo but returned the favor to host Chilton County High in a volleyball tri-match.
Montevallo topped CCHS (26-24, 12-25, 15-11) and Thorsby (25-23, 27-25). Thorsby beat CCHS (20-25, 25-19, 16-14).
Kendra Dawson had 11 digs in two matches for the Rebels (14-13), and Brittany Maddox posted 14 digs, eight kills and two blocks.
Michelle Hendrix recorded 16 digs, and Desiree Evans had 17 digs and nine aces.
Kelsie Davis chipped in six kills and three blocks. Holly Smith was good for 23 assists and seven digs.