IHS wins 3rd straight title (updated)

Published 3:29 pm Saturday, September 29, 2012

Isabella's Misha Carroll (22) stretches to pass the ball during Saturday's Chilton County Volleyball Tournament.

Isabella won its third consecutive Chilton County Volleyball Tournament on Saturday but not before host Jemison took a set from the Mustangs.

The three titles are believed to be the most any program has ever won in a row.

IHS defeated Chilton County, 2-0 (26-24, 25-17), in its first match of the day and then topped Jemison, 2-1 (20-25, 25-23, 15-8) in the championship match.

“I’m proud of the girls for finding a way to come back and win after digging a hole for themselves,” Isabella coach Glen Graham said. “It’s a huge honor to win our third straight county tournament, but if we’re going to get to the places we want to get to, we have to be more consistent.

“If we could take what we had in Game 3 against Jemison, and bottle that and play like that all the time, we would be a pretty good volleyball team.”

Jemison’s Lauren Crosby was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Isabella’s Khadijah Craig (10 kills, seven aces and four blocks), Heather Posey (15 assists) and Katelyn Ramsey were named to the all-tournament team.

Also for IHS, Landy Griffith had 12 kills, seven digs and one block; Erika Brascome had seven kills and five aces; and Mallory Mitchell had 11 digs.

Other all-tournament selections were Jemison’s Denten Ellison, Shelby Griffin and Morgan Lucas; Chilton County’s Kacy Sanders and Thorsby’s Jennifer Spivey.

CCHS defeated Maplesville, 2-0 (25-12, 25-16) in the first match of the day, and then Jemison topped Thorsby, 2-0 (25-21, 25-14).

Isabella also won the junior varsity county tournament, which was played on Sept. 27.

The Mustangs defeated Chilton County, 2-0 (25-14, 25-15), and Jemison in the championship match, 2-1 (25-23, 22-25, 15-3).

In other action, Jemison defeated Thorsby, 2-0 (25-6, 25-16); and Chilton County defeated Maplesville, 2-1 (21-25, 25-19, 15-9).

Jemison’s C.C. Wright was named the tournament MVP.

The all-tournament team included Isabella’s Unique Robinson, Yesenia Lopez and Kacie Adams; Jemison’s Brooke Lewis and Ashley Dutton; Chilton County’s Anna Mims; Thorsby’s Krista Cleckley; and Maplesville’s Shelby Weldon.

Robinson finished with 17 kills, four blocks and four aces for Isabella; Lopez had 15 assists and seven aces; Adams had nine assists and eight aces; Sarah Graham had seven kills; and Keely Powell had nine digs.