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Lady Cougars upset by Noble at regionals
South Central volleyball coach Mary Brimberry said her team would have to forget about having the No. 1 seed and just be ready to play every team this postseason.
And it showed why on Tuesday night, as the Lady Cougars were upset by No. 4 Noble, 20-25, 23-25, at the North Clay Regional ending their season and the careers of eight seniors.
Senior Kallie Garrett paced the attack with eight kills, and senior Riley Williams added a team-high two service aces.
Natalie Chapman, also a senior, had a team-high 11 assists.
South Central closes its season at 23-11.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Noble 25, South Central 20
Noble 25, South Central 23
Kills: Garrett, 8; Lincoln Brasel, 5; Maria Brasel, 5; Jaci Rothe, 3; Lexi Schafer, 3; Kellie Crain, 1.
Aces: Williams, 2; Macie Cain, 1; Schafer, 1.
Assists: Chapman, 11; M. Brasel, 10; Rothe, 2.
Last Wednesday, South Central closed the regular season with a 25-10, 25-13 win against Patoka.
Schafer and Chapman each had three aces, while Garrett added nine kills.
South Central’s JV team won, 25-16, 25-20, to complete a perfect season.
Wednesday, Oct. 17
South Central 25, Patoka 10
South Central 25, Patoka 13
Kills: Garrett, 9; L. Brasel, 3; M. Brasel, 3; Crain, 2; Rothe, 2; Chapman, 1; Schafer, 1.
Aces: Chapman, 3; Schafer, 3; Taylor Keen, 2.
Assists: Chapman, 6; Keen, 6; Rothe, 6.
JV: South Central (15-0) won, 25-16, 25-20.
Lady Eagles 2nd, Lady Bombers 3rd at EICs
Two area teams finished in the top three at the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament, but it was Christ Our Rock Lutheran that came away with the tournament championship.
The Lady Stallions defeated St. Elmo in a hard-fought 25-21, 16-25, 15-9 battle on Friday in St. Elmo, and prior to that game, Brownstown took third place by beating Cowden-Herrick, 15-25, 25-25, 15-13, in another thrilling battle.
In other action, Ramsey took fifth by beating Patoka, 25-13, 25-18, and Mulberry Grove took seventh by beating Beecher City, 25-16, 25-19.
Senior Savannah Feezel led the Lady Eagles (25-9) with 14 kills, but CORL’s Amanda Geiger was too much for St. Elmo to handle. CORL also handed St. Elmo its only conference loss of the season.
If both teams win regional championships on Thursday, they will meet at the Lebanon Sectional next Tuesday.
St. Elmo advanced to the title game last Thursday by defeating Ramsey, 25-15, 25-22, on the strength of 12 kills from Feezel.
For Brownstown, Dani Austin had seven kills, and Chelsey Lange, Tara Johnson and Bethany Oberlink each added five to help lead the Lady Bombers (11-18) to victory.
Brownstown made it to the third-place game by earning its 10th win of the season last Thursday against Beecher City, 25-16, 25-19.
Courtney Howard had seven kills, and Austin had four aces.
In other games last Thursday, CORL beat Patoka, 25-10, 25-20, and Cowden-Herrick beat Mulberry Grove, 25-19, 25-9.
Friday, Oct. 19
CORL 25, St. Elmo 21
St. Elmo 25, CORL 16
CORL 15, St. Elmo 13
Kills: Feezel, 14; Megan Maxey, 5; Heather Seibert, 2; Katie Stites, 2; Perry Manley, 1; Gabi Moore, 1.
Aces: Maxey, 1; Moore, 1; Stites, 1.
Assists: Manley, 17; Maxey, 5; Stites, 1.
Friday, Oct. 19
Cowden 25, Brownstown 15
Brownstown 25, Cowden 15
Brownstown 15, Cowden 13
Kills: Austin, 7; Johnson, 5; Lange, 5; Oberlink, 5; Howard, 3.
Aces: Austin, 4; Birttany Kistler, 3; Johnson, 1.
Assists: Michaela Walk, 12; Katie Kroll, 6.
Thursday, Oct. 18
St. Elmo 25, Ramsey 15
St. Elmo 25, Ramsey 22
Kills: Feezel, 12; Maxey, 4; Stites, 3; Manley, 2; Jenna Miller, 1.
Aces: Seibert, 2; Stites, 2; Feezel, 1.
Assists: Manley, 18.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Brownstown 25, Beecher City 16
Brownstown 25, Beecher City 19
Kills: Howard, 7; Oberlink, 5; Austin, 2.
Aces: Austin, 4; Johnson, 3; Walk, 3.
Assists: Kroll, 7; Walk, 7.
VJHS eighth-graders have 2-1 week
The Vandalia Jr. High eighth-grade girls basketball team went 2-1 in the past week to move to 8-6 on the season.
The Jr. Lady Vandals defeated Brownstown, 27-26, on Tuesday.
Emma Meyer led the team with 12 points, and she was followed by Madison Klanke (6), Mikayla Ruot (5) and Lindsay Dagen (4).
On Monday, Vandalia got a conference win against Pana, with a 31-16 victory.
Meyer led the team with 19 points.
Dagen and Ruot each scored four points, while Anna Miller and Sarah Bigelow each added two.
Last Thursday, Vandalia lost to Hillsboro, 46-12.
Klanke paced the team with seven points.
Dagen and Molly Kern each added two points, and Miller made a free throw.
The next game for Vandalia will be against Salem on Friday night.
Scores and stats for the seventh-graders were not reported.
Patoka JH opens season with big win
The Patoka Jr. High boys basketball team opened the season on Monday with a 65-16 win against St. Peter in the St. Peter Tournament.
The tournament continues play through Friday.
Monday, Oct. 22
St. Peter 16
Patoka: Cain, 20; Belcher, 14; Cobb, 8; O'Brien, 6; Organ, 6; Sturgeon, 6; Back, 3; Cobb, 2.
St. Peter: Harpster, 12; Bergmann, 2; Brandt, 2.