Seahawks, Chiefs advance to Lower State semifinals

mbvol-dreherThe rivalry between local volleyball powers Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach may be headed for a rematch in the Lower State final if both teams can continue their winning ways one more time.

The top-seeded Seahawks swept visiting Colleton County and the second-seeded Chiefs claimed a 3-1 victory over host Hilton Head Island in Tuesday’s second round of the Class 4A playoffs, advancing to Thursday’s Lower State semifinals on the road. Myrtle Beach will take on AC Flora while North Myrtle Beach will face Lugoff-Elgin for the right to play for the Lower State title.

An all-Grand Strand showdown doesn’t seem so far fetched in light of Tuesday’s results. The Seahawks continued their dominance against an outmatched Colleton County squad 25-12, 25-12, 25-11. Danni Hix led the Seahawks with 31 assists, 13 service points and one kill, and Gracie Davis had 19 kills and one block. Cassie Runyan made eight kills, 11 service points and one block shot, and Darby Sheets also had eight kills. Lexi Watts made six digs and nine service points.

The Chiefs showed true grit in downing Hilton Head. NMB won tight sets 25-23 and 26-24 before suffering a 22-25 setback. The Chiefs killed any hopes of a rally with a 25-18 clincher in the fourth set.

If the two local teams can win on the road Thursday they will meet back on the Grand Strand for the third time this season. The Seahawks won the first two contests.

In other second-round action, St. James was swept by Lugoff-Elgin 3-0. In Class 5A, Carolina Forest was eliminated by James Island in three close sets, 25-22, 26-24, 25-23. Conway fell to River Bluff.

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