The Scottsboro volleyball team’s season came to a close on Tuesday.

The third-seeded Wildcats fell three games to none to second-seeded and No. 4-ranked Guntersville in the semifinals of the Class 5A Area 14 Tournament at Arab High School. Guntersville defeated Scottsboro 25-11, 25-13 and 25-11.

Abby Jones recorded three assists, four digs and 11 blocks for Scottsboro while Nhi Le had three aces, one kill and nine digs and Jocelyn Cheatom had three kills and two digs. Anna Lusk added five digs and Blake Collins had three while Megan Vosen had one kill.

Top-seeded and No. 3 Arab defeated Guntersville in the area finals. Both advanced to this weekend’s North Super Regional Tournament in Huntsville.

Class 3A Area 14 Tournament

North Sand Mountain and Pisgah were eliminated from postseason play during area tournament play Tuesday at Plainview High School in Rainsville.

NSM fell 25-2, 25-7 and 25-3 to top-seeded and No. 8-ranked Plainview (22-6). Jasmine Higdon finished with two kills, two solo blocks and one dig while Ariana Christopher had one kill and Willow Hale had one assists. Shelby Preston had seven digs for the Bison, which also got two from Alexis Leake and one each from Briley Bynum and Cassidy Barton.

NSM, which restarted its program after a 15-year hiatus, finished 6-15 and was also the Jackson County Tournament runner-up. 

“This was a good first year for a first-year program,” said NSM head coach Danette Townson.

In the other 3A Area 14 Tournament semifinal, Sylvania defeated Pisgah 25-16, 25-14, 25-16. The Eagles finished 8-15.

Plainview then swept Sylvania in the championship match.

Regular season

NSM defeated visiting Gaylesville three games to two for a “Senior Night” win on Oct. 17.

Senior Cassidy Barton recorded nine aces, two kills and eight digs while fellow senior Kaylee Talleye had one ace and three digs.

Also for the Bison, Triston Barrett recorded four kills, two aces, 10 assists, two assist blocks and seven digs while Jasmine Higdon had five aces, seven kills, two assists, three solo blocks, one assist block and four digs. Willow Hale had two kills, one ace, two assists and one solo block and Bailey Peardon had four digs while Alexis Leake had two kills, one ace one solo block, one assist block and two digs and Ariana Christopher had four kills, one ace and one dig.


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