The Lewistown Lady Indians celebrated Senior Night with a 25-8, 25-23 Prairieland Conference crossover win over the North Fulton Wildcats on Thursday.
LEWISTOWN - The Lewistown Lady Indians celebrated Senior Night with a 25-8, 25-23 Prairieland Conference crossover win over the North Fulton Wildcats on Thursday.
The victory improves coach Sonya Baldwin’s team to 22-5 overall.
“I thought we really played well in the first game,” said the Lewistown coach. “We have really stepped it up as a team and the girls come to practice ready to compete.”
The first game got over in a hurry as the score indicates. Points from Carmyn Baldwin and Hannah Burdess enabled the hosts to jump out to a 9-2 lead. Later, a point apiece from Kadee Bainter and Sydney Shaeffer found the Lady Indians leading 14-4.
The teams traded sideouts before Lewistown’s Kaitie VanPelt served the eventual winners to a 20-5 lead before the Lady Wildcats got a kill and a point from Addyson Williams, closing to within 20-7. Then as the game played out, Baldwin produced more three points before a North Fulton hit went out of bounds on its third attempt.
The second game turned out to be quite competitive as the Lady Wildcats evened the score at 6-6 on a point from Sloan Miller after trailing early at 5-2. Lewistown then regained the lead, opening up a 15-9 advantage on a combination of sideouts and points from Gracie Sedgwick and Burdess. Later, Lewistown led 17-11, forcing NF coach Valerie Schnack to call a timeout.
Once play resumed, the Lady Indians stretched their lead to 20-12 on a point from Cortney Hopkins.
Trailing 21-13, the Lady Wildcats (10-10) fought back. In their late run, Amelia Perrilles, Carlee Quick and Hayley Olson contributed points as Olson’s last point cut Lewistown’s lead to 24-23.
Baldwin called a timeout and her strategy worked as Shaeffer’s kill on the next served ended the night’s action.
Lewistown began the night with a 25-14, 25-17 win in the fresh-soph match.
Lewistown varsity stats
Kills: Sydney Shaeffer, 14; Hannah Burdess, 13
Digs: Kaitie VanPelt, 15; Carmyn Baldwin, 11
Aces: VanPelt, 1
Assists: Baldwin, 27
Blocks: Burdess, 6
Service Points: Baldwin, 8; VanPelt, 6
North Fulton varsity stats
Assists: Addyson Williams, 5; Sloan Miller, 5
Digs: Carlee Quick, 13
Kills: Brooke Utsinger, 4
Blocks: Utsinger, 2
Lewistown F/S stats
Kills: Sydney Duffield, 6; Ella Potter, 6
Digs: Haley Lansford, 11; Macy Mikulich, 9
Aces: Addison Yurkovich, 5
Assists: Mikulich, 15; Lansford, 2
Blocks: Duffield, 4
Service Points: Yurkovich, 13; Kate Heffren, 8