The Scottsboro volleyball team split a pair of matches on “Senior Night.”
The Wildcats began the festivities Thursday at Carter Gymnasium with a 25-11, 27-29, 15-12 win over Sylvania before suffering a 20-25, 22-25, 25-17, 26-28 loss to Class 5A Area 14 rival Crossville.
“I felt like we didn’t play the way we are capable of playing against Crossville,” Scottsboro coach Patrick Kritner said. “Against Sylvania we played really well to begin the match, but started to run out of steam as the match went on.”
Against Sylvania in the third game with the score tied 11-all, Scottsboro got three straight service points from Kami Willis to take a 14-11 lead.
After a Sylvania point, Scottsboro sealed the victory on Jones’ kill.
Jones finished with eight kills and eight blocks and senior Jocelyn Cheatom had four kills and seven digs while senior Kassidy Cunningham contributed 11 digs and Megan Vosen totaled 16 assists.
Against Crossville, senior Blake Collins had 12 kills for Scottsboro (7-9, 1-4) while Nhi Le had 12 kills and 23 digs. Anna Lusk recorded 26 digs while Vosen had 30 assists.
Scottsboro honored seniors Cheatom, Collins, Cunningham, Makayla Hutchins and Macy Lee between matches.
“I am very proud of our seniors and the work they have put in,” Kritner said. “They are a great group of players and I am very happy I have been able to work with them.”
NSM sweeps North Jackson — At Higdon, North Sand Mountain swept a best-of-five match with visiting North Jackson Thursday night.
NSM prevailed 26-24, 25-15, 25-21.
Jasmine Higdon recorded six kills, three aces and two digs for the Bison and Cassidy Barton had four kills, three aces and two digs while Alexis Leake had three aces, two kills, one assist, one block and one dig. NSM also got three aces, one kill and five assists from Triston Barrett, three aces, one kill and two digs from Shelby Preston, six digs from Briley Bynum and one dig each from Ariana Christopher and Bailey Peardon.