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Donoho, Alexandria appear headed for county seeding showdown after strong tournament showings

By East Alabama Sports Today

Donoho and Alexandria, the two teams expected to get the most consideration for the No. 1 seed at next week’s Calhoun County Tournament seeding meeting, went through pool play in their respective weekend tournaments undefeated before falling in the knockout round of the events..

Alexandria, which has seemed to find its stride after a slow start, defeated three ranked opponents in its Hartselle Tournament pool, then lost to the host team in straight sets 25-23, 25-19. Hartselle was ranked No. 8 in Class 6A.

In their pool matches, the Lady Cubs defeated 5A No. 6 Madison Academy (25-23, 25-20); 7A No. 4 Sparkman (25-20, 25-15); and 3A No. 4 Danville (25-19, 15-25, 15-6). Earlier in the week they took down a ranked Chelsea team.

“We had a great week, just ran out of gas in the gold bracket semis,” Alexandria coach Whitney Welch said.

KILLS – Kailey Dickerson 15, Kandyn Blakenship 11, Blakeley Mobbs 7, Lexi Weber 51, Crossley Sparks 6, Ava Johnson 1, Brie Troup 9.
ASSISTS – Blakeley Mobbs 1, Crossley Sparks 83, Ava Johnson 1. 
ACES – Kailey Dickerson 8, Blakeley Mobbs 1, Lexi Weber 3, Devan White 4.
DIGS – Kailey Dickerson 16, Kandyn Blakenship 21, Blakeley Mobbs 1, Lexi Weber 4, Crossley Sparks 11, Devan White 20, Ava Johnson 12.
BLOCKS – Kandyn Blakenship 1, Blakeley Mobbs 4, Lexi Weber 10, Crossley Sparks 2, Brie Troup 4.

Donoho, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A all season and a winner over Alexandria earlier this season, lost to Plainview in the bracket round of the Fort Payne Invitational, 25-16, 25-13.

In pool play, the Lady Falcons defeated Geraldine (15-25, 26-24, 15-12); Sylvania (25-18, 25-18); and Scottsboro (25-16, 25-12).

Alexandria and Donoho meet one more time before Wednesday’s County Tournament seeding meeting – Tuesday in a tri-match at St. Clair County.

Oxford went 3-2 in the Champions Play Here Tournament.

The Lady Jackets (7-9) beat New Hope, Hokes Bluff and Westbrook Christian all in three sets. They lost to Sand Rock and New Hope.

KILLS – Kara King 16, Adrionna Foster 6, Abbie Mitchell 32, Daelyn Bozeman 12, Mileah Prince 17, Shay Montgomery 18.
ASSISTS – Adrionna Foster 92.
ACES – Ashlyn Burns 7, Cohlee Boone 7.
DIGS – Kara King 5, Ashlyn Burns 21, Cohlee Boone 18, Adrionna Foster 19, Ashley Paulson 41, Abbie Mitchell 31.

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