Seahawks outduel Chiefs for region championship

The top two ranked volleyball teams in Class 4A played like it Thursday night, as visiting No. 2 Myrtle Beach downed No. 1 North Myrtle Beach 3-1 to capture the Region 7-4A championship.

In a rivalry that is now knotted at 2-2 on the season, the Lady Seahawks (15-4 overall, 7-1 region) claimed the latest showdown and the top seed in the Lower State tournament heading into next week’s playoffs. The Lady Chiefs (26-9-1, 6-2) are the second seed in the playoffs, which begin next Thursday.

North Myrtle Beach grabbed the early momentum in the match in front of a big Senior Night crowd, battling to a 30-28 win in a wild opening set and building a 20-13 lead in the second. But the Lady Seahawks rallied in the second set to take a 26-24 win, then cruised to a 25-15 win in the third. The Lady Chiefs tried to rally back but Myrtle Beach held them off in the fourth set 25-23.

Kayla Henley led the Chiefs with 12 kills, followed by Jordan Berger with eight. Maddie Roy had 28 assists.

Myrtle Beach travels to Mt. Pleasant this weekend for a final playoff tune-up at the Wando Invitational.

Photo courtesy of MBHS Athletics

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