No. 1 Branchville knocks off No. 3 Fox Creek 3-0
BRANCHVILLE — The No. 1-ranked SCHSL Class A Branchville team improved to 18-3 overall and 3-0 in region play with a 25-13, 25-20, 28-26 over No. 3-ranked Fox Creek.
The Yellow Jackets were led by Micaela Ecklar, 12 kills, 15 digs, 6 Blocks, 4 aces, 1 assist; Jessie Dickson, 28 assists, 10 digs, 4 aces; Kimberly Garvin, 8 kills, 14 digs; Caroline Murray, 19 receptions; and Brook Taylor, 10 digs.
Branchville returns to action on Tuesday at home against Bethune-Bowman and Estill at 6 p.m.
Lake Marion 3, Lee Central 0
BISHOPVILLE — Lake Marion defeated Lee Central 3-0 on Wednesday.
The scores were 25-6, 25-12 and 25-4. The Gators were led by Carmen Robinson with 23 points (12 aces), LaQuyin Smalls with 20 points (6 aces), 2 assists and 2 kills, Katavia Davis with 11 points (6 aces) and Quintella Wilson with 10 points and 4 aces.
The Gators are now 2-4 and 1-1 in the region. Their next match is Monday at home vs. Timberland.
Bamberg-Ehrhardt defeats B-H 3-0
Bamberg-Ehrhardt defeated Blackville-Hilda 25-6, 25-7, 25-17 to capture their Wednesday match.
B-E, now 3-4, is back in action Thursday against Wade Hampton of Hampton.
For B-E, Morgan Varn had 13 aces, 5 digs, 9 kills; Alexis Blake had 5 aces, 7 digs, 7 kills, 3 assists; and Wakeelah Johnson had 10 digs, 10 kills, 4 assists.
OPS sweeps tri-match
The Orangeburg Prep varsity swept a tri-match with Jefferson Davis Academy and North High.
The Indians downed JDA 25-9, 25-27, 25-11 and North 25-13, 19-25, 28-26.
Sami Hooker had 29 assists and 9 aces and Rose Ulmer led the way with 13 kills on the night.
OP improves to 22-7 overall and will travel to Edisto on Monday.
Branchville 2, Fox Creek 0
BRANCHVILLE — Branchville defeated Fox Creek in two matches on Wednesday.
Branchville won 25-13, 25-23. Lynasia Felder had 11 points, 8 aces and 2 kills, Michaele Stearns had 7 points and 3 aces, and Anna Cait Cline had 3 kills.
The Yellow Jackets are now 7-4. Their next game is at home Tuesday against Bowman at 4:30 p.m.
OPS defeats Jeff Davis 2-0
Orangeburg Prep defeated Jefferson Davis Academy 25-22, 25-12 to improve to 15-0 overall.
Victoria Williams and Hannah Toole each had 4 kills and Morgan Baltzegar led the way with 3 aces.
OPS travels to Edisto on Monday
Branchville wins tri-match contest
BRANCHVILLE — Branchville captured a tri-match against Edisto and Bethune-Bowman on Wednesday.
Branchville defeated Edisto 25-11 and 26-24 in the first match. Macy Vallentine and Anna Crider had 11 ponts each, while Danielle McAlhany had 10 points.
In the second match, Branchville defeated Bethune-Bowman 25-12, 25-15. Cassidy Jacobs had 13 points, Breiyona Stevenson had 9 points and Lynashia Haynes had 7 points.
In the third match, Edisto defeated Bethune-Bowman 25-15 and 25-10.
Branchville, now 5-3, is back in action on Monday at 5 p.m. at home in the quarterfinals of the Middle School League Tournament.
OPS takes part in tri-match
Orangeburg Prep split a tri-match Wednesday at Felton against Felton and Clark.
OPS lost to Felton but beat Clark.
Orangeburg Prep is now 7-1. The next match will be on Monday in the first round of the Middle School League Tournament. Opponents and times have not yet been set.
OP 21, Felton 25
OP 16, Felton 25
OP leaders: Lexi Crider, 7 service points, 1 ace, and Ariel Lofton 6 service points, 3 aces, 2 blocks and 1 kill.
OP 25, Clark 19
OP 25, Clark 15
OP leaders: Ariel Lofton 11 service points, 9 aces, 3 kills; Amber White 9 service points, 3 aces, 1 kill; and Anslee Hiers and Morgan Hewitt with 5 service points and 2 aces each.
Calhoun Academy defeats TSA, 3-1
ST. MATTHEWS — Calhoun Academy defeated Thomas Sumter Academy 3-1 Tuesday afternoon.
Caitlynn Way had 16 service points with 8 aces while Lauren Roland had 38 hits with 8 kills.
Calhoun defeats Thomas Sumter
ST. MATTHEWS — Calhoun Academy defeated Thomas Sumter 2-0 Tuesday.
Lexie Yarborough had 21 service points with 5 aces while Erin Roland had 7 hits with 2 kills.
Their next match is against Colleton Prep Thursday in St. Matthews.