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West volleyball tops Mount in five for RRC tourney title

The volleyball teams of West Stanly and Mount Pleasant entered Thursday’s Rocky River Conference tournament finals having already played 10 sets of volleyball against one another in the regular season.

Playing at Anson County, West again took the Tigers to five sets, but this time came out victorious winning the tournament title.

Scores of the match were 25-27, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22 and 25-12 in favor of the Colts (19-6).

Madison Kee, Raelee Furr and Addie Barbee each had 14 kills to lead West Stanly. As a team, the Colts had 64 kills.

Addie Barbee also led West with three aces and 15 of the Colts’ 28 assists.

Caylee Clayton paced the Colts’ defense with 28 digs while Dani Moss added 21 digs. Kayli Cleaver had three solo blocks and three assisted blocks as well.

“Once again, the match against two rival teams never fail to provide fans with their money’s worth,” West head coach LaRhonda Watkins said.

“Both teams battled for each set.  I couldn’t be more proud of the Colt players over the hard work, dedication and heart they’ve put into their season.  Tonight made it all worth it to see them celebrate.”

West Stanly is a No. 13 seed in the 2A West Regional of the 2018 state playoffs opening Tuesday night. The Colts host No. 20 East Burke (15-8).

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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