Jemison wins tournament

Published 9:30 pm Monday, August 23, 2010

Thorsby and Jemison volleyball squared off in the championship match of the Thorsby-hosted Super Saturday Tournament Saturday, Aug. 21 at Jemison.

Jemison came out on top over Thorsby, winning 25-13 and 25-13 to take the title.

“The longer we played, the better we got,” Jemison coach Leighsa Robinson said.

Jemison defeated Shelby County twice and Vincent once to reach the match, propelled by the tournament’s most valuable player, Kasi Wells.

Wells had 61 assists and 15 aces to lead the tournament.

Her Jemison teammates also had strong showings in the tournament. Emily Smithey had 28 digs in the tournament, Shelby Griffin had 22 kills, and Kortney Robinson had 8 blocks.

Thorsby’s run to the championship included two wins against Sylacauga and a win over Fayetteville before meeting Jemison in the final.

“We played hard all day long until the championship game,” Thorsby coach Ginger Williams said. “Then we simply ran out of gas.”

It was Thorsby’s first tournament appearance during the regular season according to Williams.

Thorsby standouts include Holly Smith who had 42 assists and 14 aces, Kendra Dawson who had 12 digs and five aces, Desiree Evans who had nine kills and eight digs, and Jennifer Spivey who had nine kills and six blocks.