Berwick, Morgan City win
Berwick and Morgan City both swept their opponents in local district volleyball matches Monday.
Berwick (10-19 overall, 4-4 in Division 3, District 5) defeated Franklin 25-10, 25-10, 25-17 in its district finale, while Morgan City (20-16, 4-3 in Division 2, District 6) defeated Ellender 25-13, 25-18, 25-21.
In Berwick’s win, Elizabeth Hover led the squad with six kills, nine assists, three aces, three digs and three blocks, while Abigail Ohlin added three kills, two assists, three aces and six digs, and Elle Arcemont, six kills, two assists and two digs.
Other top Lady Panthers performers include Rebecca Richard, a kill, 12 assists, three aces and four digs; Celeste Bowers, a kill, an assist, three aces and two digs; Abigail Askew, three kills and two blocks; and Khadijah Johnson, three kills, an ace and a dig.
Monday’s game was the Lady Panthers’ sixth in three days as Berwick participated in the Terrebonne tournament this weekend in Houma.
The Lady Panthers finished the tournament with a 2-3 mark with wins against Ellender and Central Lafourche, while Berwick fell to New Iberia, Chalmette and Belaire.
Every team the Lady Panthers faced this weekend competes in Division 1 or Division 2, both larger classifications than what Berwick competes in during district and postseason play.
In Berwick’s victory against Ellender, Hover recorded seven kills, five assists, a dig and a block, while Diana Grace Guarisco had an assist, two aces and seven digs.
Other top Lady Panthers performers included Ohlin, two kills, an assist and four digs; Richard, seven assists and seven digs; and Askew, four kills and two blocks.
Against New Iberia, Hover recorded three kills, four assists, two aces and nine digs, while freshman Ashton Morales made her mark with three kills, three assists, an ace and three digs.
Other top Berwick performers included Askew, five kills and a block; Ohlin, a kill, four assists, an ace and seven digs; and Maddie Gray, five digs.
In the Lady Panthers’ match against Chalmette, Hover recorded six kills, three assists, three digs and two blocks, while Ohlin added a kill, an assist, an ace and 10 digs.
Other top Berwick performers included Morales, who had another nice game with four assists, two aces and six digs; Johnson, two kills and seven digs; and Hannah Carpenter, three kills and three digs.
In the loss to Belaire, Hover turned in a stat line of four kills, three assists, an ace, six digs and two blocks, while Morales added two kills, five assists, three aces and a dig.
Other top Lady Panthers contributors included Guarisco, an assist, an ace and seven digs; Elle Arcemont, three kills; and Celeste Bowers, three aces and two digs.
No statistics were available for Berwick’s victory against Central Lafourche.
With its regular season now complete, Berwick will wait until Monday to find out if it will be included in the field of 24 teams chosen in Division 3 for the playoffs.
Of the 24 teams chosen, 18 qualify automatically because they finished in first or second place in their district.
Because E.D. White and Vanderbilt have sewn up the top two spots in Berwick’s district, the Lady Panthers will be vying for one of six remaining wildcard spots, which will be chosen based on power rankings.
The Morgan City Lady Tigers improved their district mark to 4-3 with a 3-0 victory against Ellender on Senior Night Monday.
Katelyn Adams led the squad with 21 assists, six digs, three aces, six kills and a block assist, while Kloé Liner added three aces, eight kills and 13 digs.
Other top Lady Tigers performers included May Grogan, seven kills, a block and a block assist; Marilynn Bailey, an impressive seven aces as well as four digs; freshman Alexandra Thompson, four kills, a block and seven digs; Ariel Trimm, seven kills and five digs; Savannah Loupe, an ace and 15 digs; and Elizabeth Esteban, five digs and two aces.
In junior varsity play, the Lady Tigers won 25-16, 25-11 as the squad churned out an impressive 20 aces.
Taylor Prince led the squad with nine aces, two assists and four digs, while Tyler Hebert added five aces, two kills, nine digs and an assist.
At the net, the Lady Tigers were led by Grogan’s eight kills as well as a block and a block assist.
Other top Lady Tigers contributors included Layne Reynaud, seven assists, four digs, an ace, a kill and a block assist; Thompson, two aces, a kill and three digs; Bailey, four kills and two digs; and LeeAnne Price, three aces and seven digs.
In the freshmen contest, the Lady Tigers fell 25-21, 19-25, 14-16.
Thompson led the squad with two kills and four aces, while Cayla Mayon and Kelsey Whittington each added two kills.
Morgan City will return to action Wednesday when it hosts New Iberia. Junior varsity action will begin at 4 p.m., followed by varsity play.