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Taking 2

Donoho completes sweep with another tiebreaker; also, Ohatchee, Jacksonville & area tournament schedules

By East Alabama Sports Today

A big element of Donoho’s success this season has been the Lady Falcons’ ability to stand up to the pressure of the tiebreaker.

Donoho’s “Super 8” won a tiebreaker for the sixth time this season Tuesday when they bounced back from dropping the second set to outlast White Plains 25-18, 16-25, 16-14. The Lady Falcons (36-8) are 6-2 in third- or fifth-set tiebreakers this season.

No. 4 Donoho also took down Cedar Bluff 25-8, 25-18. White Plains beat Cedar Bluff 25-7, 15-25, 15-10.

Anna Marie Woodfin and Camryn Swain kept the ball alive with 35 and 22 digs, respectively, to help Kayla Wallace and Madison Gaines put away nine kills apiece for Donoho. Katie Brown had four aces and 35 assists and Peyton Suco had six blocks.

For White Plains on the night, Landry Bussey had 12 kills and six digs; Carsyn Morrow had 10 digs and three blocks; Ryleigh Randall had seven aces and 39 assists; and Haley Helms had 31 digs, three kills and two aces.

Donoho returns to action Thursday in a Senior Night tri-match with Munford and Weaver.


Senior-laden Ohatchee continued to build momentum toward the postseason with straight-set wins over Anniston 25-10, 25-9 and host Sacred Heart 25-19, 25-21. Sacred Heart, celebrating its Senior Night, beat Anniston 25-14, 25-12

The Lady Indians (22-12) used a pair of late runs to win each set against Sacred Heart. Courtney Poole had three kills in the 9-4 run that finished the first set and Cheyenne McCarter was responsible for six points in an 8-4 run that helped the Lady Indians break away from a 17-17 tie in the second. McCarter had eight kills, six assists and five digs in the match.

Ohatchee had 21 aces in the win over Anniston. Madison Feemster had seven, while Hannah Howell, Jordan Dunaway and Katie Echols had four apiece.

Haley Shaw and Olivia Simmons combined for 11 kills in Sacred Heart’s win over Anniston. They had a combined 14 kills and 27 digs for the night.


JACKSONVILLE – Sierra Stone looked even more comfortable in her second match back from an injury as the Golden Eagles defeated PV for the second time in five days 25-17, 25-15, 17-25, 25-21.

Stone returned to the floor Monday after missing two wins last week – including one over the Lady Raiders – with an ankle injury. She had 12 kills and 11 blocks Tuesday.

Elizabeth Poe, getting more comfortable as a back-line hitter in the new rotation, had 11 kills, three digs, two blocks and an assist for the fifth-ranked (4A) Golden Eagles. Halee Holtbrooks had 20 assists, five digs, three kills and two aces. Reagan Stallings had 12 digs, three aces and two kills. Aniyah Robinson had nine kills.

The fifth-ranked (3A) Lady Raiders have been struggling to find some consistency since playing in the Calhoun County Tournament title match. They were playing Tuesday without libero Savannah Williams, out with a strained knee sustained in last weekend’s Blalock Tournament.

(Involving Calhoun County teams)

Monday’s Schedule
Class 1A Area 10

At Donoho
Donoho vs. Jacksonville Christian, 5 p.m.
Faith Christian vs. Sacred Heart, 6 p.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.

Class 3A Area 11
at Ohatchee
Ohatchee vs. Ashville, 4 p.m.
Westbrook Christian vs. Glencoe, 5 p.m.
Championship, 6 p.m.

Class 3A Area 12
At Pleasant Valley
Pleasant Valley vs. Piedmont, 1:30 p.m.
Wellborn vs. Weaver, 3 p.m.
Championship, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s Schedule
Class 4A Area 11

At Jacksonville
Jacksonville vs. Cleburne County, 4:30 p.m.
Saks vs. White Plains, 6 p.m.
Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Class 5A Area 12
At Alexandria
Alexandria vs. Anniston, 4 p.m.
Lincoln vs. St. Clair County, 5:30 p.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.

Class 6A Area 10
At Chelsea
Oxford vs. Pell City, 4:30 p.m.
Winner vs. Chelsea, 6 p.m.

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