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Cats Win Mason-Dixon

By Staff | Nov 2, 2016

Paden City Wildcats’ seniors were honored recently.

Aubrey Neff dished out 53 assists and Kallie Arnett pounded out 37 kills to help Paden City win the Mason-Dixon Volleyball Championship inside a jam-packed Bob Burton Gymnasium Oct. 27.

The top four teams in the Mason-Dixon Conference met to see who would claim the title. In the opener, Paden City took care of Cameron in the first set, 25-10, but fell 21-25 in the second set. However, the Lady Wildcats went on to play for the title defeating Cameron, 25-16.

Neff paced the Wildcats with 15 points and 32 assists, while bumping up five digs and pounding three kills in another all around nice match. Madison Kelly followed with 14 points, that included an ace, while adding five assists, four kills and two blocks. Malayna Price chipped in 11 points and 12 digs, while Kallie Arnett provided 10 points, 23 kills, four blocks and two digs.

In addition, Katrina Heasley posted nine points, one ace, six kills, three digs and two assists, while Jenna Arnett tacked on seven points and one dig. Jenna Ferrebee collected five points, 12 kills and rejected two shots, while Kameron McClain added five digs and passed out an assist.

Clay-Battelle beat the Valley Lumberjills in three sets to advance to the finals to play Paden City. No stats were available for the Valley and Clay-Battelle match.

Photo provided by Ron Heasley The Paden City Wildcats clawed their way to its ninth Mason-Dixon Volleyball Championship in 13 seasons under Fred King’s watch, beating Cameron and then Clay-Battelle to win the coveted trophy. Pictured are in no particular order are, Malayna Price, Savannah Price, Katrinia Heasley, Aubrey Neff, Kameron McClain, Madison Kelly, Jenna Ferrebee, Jenna Arnett and Kallie Arnett. Not pictured are coaches Fred King and Jeff Bowers.

In the championship match, it was all Paden City as the Lady ‘Cats rolled 25-16 and 25-22 in straight sets to win the Mason-Dixon volleyball championship.

Neff set the tables with 21 assists, while scoring 12 service points and bumping up seven digs to lead the charge. Kallie Arnett contributed 14 kills, scored four points and blocked a shot, while Heasley posted 12 points, four digs, three kills and made one assist.

In addition, Kelly sank eight markers, made four digs, three kills and dished out an assist, while Price collected 11 digs, scored seven points and drilled a kill. Ferrebee provided seven kills and blocked two shots, while Chelsea Baker netted seven points, and McClain five digs.

“I’m so pleased with our effort tonight,” said Paden City head coach Fred King. “After playing the regular season the way we did, and continue that in our play I couldn’t be any more pleased. Kallie Arnett played her best game of the season and Madison Kelly did everything we asked of her to do, and play their best two matches of the season on their last game on their home floor.

“Everyone on the team played well, It’s nice to see the way the girls communicated on the floor and how the community has opened their arms to these girls.”