Lady Chiefs, Braves lock up top two positions in region

The North Myrtle Beach and Socastee High volleyball teams took sole possession of first and second place, respectively, in the Region 7-3A standings on Tuesday with the Lady Braves’ 3-0 sweep of Wilson and the Lady Chiefs’ shutout of St. James.

The Lady Braves (9-5 overall, 7-2 region) scored a 25-16, 25-18, 25-15 victory over Wilson, while the Lady Chiefs (22-1, 9-0) secured its spot atop the standings with a 25-10, 25-11, 25-4 win over the Lady Sharks (7-7, 6-3).

Socastee was led by Annamarie Guest’s 11 kills and 7-for-7 serves with an ace, Katherine Hall’s 12 assists and 5-for-5 serves with three aces and one kill, and Alison Markley’s 11 assist, one ace and two kills.

Dale Rogers had five kills and went 5-for-5 serving with two aces, Nicole Currall added five kills, five aces and went 13-for-14 on serves, and Sam Speedling made four kills, two assists and went 3-for-3 on serves. Madison Lowe, Jourdan Cooper, Brea Hanson and Brittany Britt combined for 11 aces and four kills.

North Myrtle Beach tallied 43 kills, led by Taylor Allman and Ellen Johnson with 13 apiece. Marci Chestnut had eight kills and four blocks, and Tara Hix had 27 assists.

Both teams close out region play against their top rivals Thursday when North Myrtle Beach plays host to Myrtle Beach and Socastee takes on St. James.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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