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Dishner Sparks Phillips to Marion County Tourney and AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 5

     MONTGOMERY – Setter Lexie Dishner helped Phillips of Bear Creek win the Marion County tournament last week with 158 assists, 81 digs, 18 kills and 16 service aces. Her effort landed her in the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 5 of the 2018 season.
     The Class 1A Bears (23-7) of Coach Deb Cook
won six matches last week with wins over Belgreen and Hackleburg in the regular season and then recorded four straight victories in the county tourney – downing Hackleburg, Brilliant and Marion County twice to win the tournament.
    Dishner got plenty of help from her teammates. Baily Bishop had 31 kills, seven blocks, and 10 aces and Ally McCollum had 42 kills and 10 blocks. Amber Markham also had 41 kills and 29 digs.
    Several players and teams reached milestones during the week.

MILESTONES
HARLEE KATE REID, HAYDEN: Landed 113 kills in eight matches to go over the 2,000-kill mark for her career. She also had 46 digs as the Wildcats went 5-3 in eight matches.
LUCY WILLIAMS, TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN: Picked up the 1,000th kill of her prep career with 22 kills and two blocks in a Wildcats’ win over Alabama Christian. The senior hitter has averaged more than 200 kills a season for Trinity.
EMMA JARRETT, BOB JONES: Had 18 kills in two match wins for the Patriots to go over 1,000 kills for her career.
KENYA McQUIRTER, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Led the Dirty Dozen (30-3) to nine straight wins, including the championship match of the Over-the-Mountain Invitational tourney at Hoover. She finished the week with 89 kills, 13 blocks, 43 digs and 15 aces as McGill-Toolen extended its current winning streak to 26. McGill-Toolen has not lost a match to an AHSAA school this season.
   Other top performances included:

KILLS
AUGUST GILLILAND, SAND ROCK: Totaled 56 kills, 45 digs and four ace serves in six matches to lead the Wildcats to the Cherokee County Tournament championship.
EMMA DEMPSEY, BELGREEN: Led her team to the Cherokee Invitational tourney title with 35 kills and five service aces in five matches.
KAMBLE FRENETTE, SPANISH FORT: Helped the Lady Toros win the Boaz Harvest Tourney with 48 kills, 22 blocks, and seven digs in eight matches.
LAYYN PRATT, ARITON: Accumulated 87 kills in seven matches as Ariton won the Carroll Invitational tourney title.
KRISTEN WOODS, LINCOLN: Led the Bears (27-9) to seven wins in nine matches, including the championship of the Talladega County Tourney, with 55 kills, 19 digs and eight aces.
MARISA KOCH, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC: Led the Falcons to the championship of the Champs Play Here tourney at Alexandria with 74 kills, 50 digs and 16 aces.
ALEX OLIVER, JASPER: Had 77 kills and 13 blocks to lead the Class 6A Vikings (39-4) to 10 wins in 11 matches – the only loss coming in the finals of the Over-the-Mountain tourney at Hoover.
CAMERON SPENCE, HUNTSVILLE: Managed 77 kills in eight matches for Huntsville (19-14).
A.K. GRIGGS, ARAB: Recorded 141 kills, 37 blocks and 12 aces in 10 matches for the Lady Knights, who finished the week 7-3.
TORI WALKER, WILSON: Accounted for 28 kills and 26 blocks in just two matches – an average of 14.0 and 13.0, respectively, for the Warriors.
T.K. HILL, MONTEVALLO: Averaged 12 kills in four matches to amass 48 for the week and also had 14 digs and 16 service aces for the Bulldogs.
MIKAELA GRUBB, ENTERPRISE: Provided 58 kills and 50 digs in six matches for the Class 7A Wildcats, who went 5-1 at the Over-the-Mountain tourney at Hoover.
SHELIAH HARRIS, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Had 44 kills, 12 blocks and 12 digs in five matches for the Cougars, who went 4-1.
MADISON CARTEE, DANVILLE: Contributed 40 kills and five blocks for the Hawks, who were 3-1 in four matches.

ASSISTS
AMIYAH KING, HOOVER: Accounted for 211 assists, 42 digs and seven blocks in seven matches for the Bucs (24-7).
STEPHANIE SHARP, BUCKHORN: Totaled 195 assists, six aces, 35 digs and four blocks for the Lady Bucks, who went 8-2 on the week.
ANN VANDEVELDE, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Had 142 assists, 17 kills, six blocks and 37 digs in seven matches for the Spartans, who finished 5-2 on the week.
BRELYNN DAILEY, BAYSIDE ACADEMY: Had 104 assists, 36 digs and 11 aces in seven matches.
MAKENNA LONG, G.W. LONG: Totaled 109 assists and six aces in five matches for the Rebels.

DIGS
SAMI PARKER, LAWRENCE COUNTY:
Had 75 digs and 18 aces as the Red Devils (36-8) went 5-2 for the week.
HANNAH VINES, VESTAVIA HILLS: Totaled 70 digs, 77 kills and eight blocks to lead the Rebels (18-8) to five wins in seven matches.

SERVICE ACES
McKINLEY FERGUSON, JASPER:
Served 44 aces to lead Jasper to 10 wins in 11 matches. She also and 75 kills and 41 digs. Also teammate Kelsey Shelton had 18 aces.
ALI WIGGINS, ENTERPRISE: Had 16 aces, 74 assists and 27 kills as the Wildcats compiled a 5-1 record at the Over-the-Mountain tourney at Hoover.



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