Lady Wildcats Add Another Mason-Dixon Title
Paden City’s Hope Weber compiled 20 kills, three blocks and scored three points to lead Paden City to its 10 Mason-Dixon title in the last 14 years and second back-to-back, en route to a victory over Morgantown Trinity in straight sets, Oct. 26 inside Bob Burton Gymnasium.
Trinity raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first set, but the Wildcats evened things up with the help of a Mallory Yeater kill and a Jenna Ferrebee service ace.
After Trinity stuffed the Wildcats to break serve, Weber blasted her first of 20 kills to even the count and send Yeater to the line. Yeater scored five straight points with the help of an ace, two Weber blocks, and one kill and dink that each landed for a point to push Paden City out in front, 9-4.
Trinity tallied three straight points before Weber blasted another to break the Warriors serve, but Trinity topped that with two more points.
After the teams traded serves a few times, Morgantown would takes its first lead, since the start of the set at 14-13, and increased its advantage to 16-13 before Paden City got the serve back with a Ferrebee block. From this point Ferrebee added five straight service points with the help of three aces and a pair of Weber kills to put the hosts up, 19-17 after Trinity broke serve.
After the seventh Weber kill to break serve once more, Yeater went the distance from the line, to give Paden City the win, 25-17. After Trinity was up 16-13, the Lady Wildcats out-scored the Lady Warriors, 12-1 to win the first set.
In the second set, each team broke each others serve seven straight times,with the later one a Yeater kill. From their, Ferrebee served up six straight points with the help of four Ferrebee aces and a Katrina Heasley kill, to give Paden City at 13-8 lead after Trinity broke serve once more.
Weber broke serve for the third time in the set to give Yeater the serve back. Weber would smack three more kills, while Heasley added another, before Trinity broke serve.
Weber, again broke serve with a kill, and Heasley would score two more service points, before the Warriors cut the deficit in half at 20-10. Each team would keep trading serves till Ferrebee dented the Bob Burton Gymnasium floor with a rocket of a kill for a 25-14 win.
Weber led the way with her 20 kills, while Ferrebee compiled 16 points, including eight service perfections. She added a block and six kills, while Yeater stuffed the stat sheet with 18 points, 13 assists, three kills and three digs.
In addition, Aubrey Neff collected four points, three digs and passed out 10 assists, while Heasley posted five points and four kills. Kameron McClain was held to three points and three digs, while Malayna Price bumped up six digs.
Wildcats Swat Cee-Bees
To get to the championship game, the Wildcats needed to dispose of the Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees, and they did, as Heasley, Ferrebee and Yeater scored 42-points, in winning 25-18 and 25-18 and 25-12.
Heasley paced the Lady Wildcats with 16 points, two aces, two blocks and two kills, while Ferrebee posted 14 points, an ace, one block and three kills. Yeater compiled 12 points, three digs, two kills and passed out 13 assists, while Neff tallied three points, three digs and made six assists.
In addition, Weber made six kills to go along with three points and two blocks, while McClain tallied two points and made three digs. Jenna Arnett made a kill and had an assist, while Price bumped up six digs.
Paden City will be heading into sectional play this week, and we will have full details in next week’s sports section.