EA-WR FINISHES SECOND IN JERSEY TOURNEY — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers turned in a good effort at the Jersey Tournament on Friday and Saturday for a good precursor to the postseason.
The Oilers ran to second place, going 3-1 overall. EA-WR was flawless in Pool B action, beating Carrollton 25-22, 25-10, Greenville 21-25, 25-19, 15-12 and Litchfield 25-19, 25-23.
The Oilers loss came in the title tilt against the host Panthers. Jersey defeated EA-WR 25-23, 25-23 in the finals.
Chrissy Long and Tori Covington of the Oilers were named to the All-Tournament team.
EA-WR is back in action at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Greenville before playing host to the Class 2A EA-WR Regional beginning next Monday. The Oilers will square off with Prairie State Conference rival Marquette Catholic at 5:30 p.m.
CM CAN'T GET ON TRACK IN FREEBURG — The Civic Memorial Eagles had a tough time in the Freeburg Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
The Eagles went 0-4 in the tourney to sink to 5-20 overall on the season. They lost 25-7, 25-16 to Nashville and 25-20, 25-14 to Breese Central on Friday and then on Saturday 26-24, 25-22 to Freeburg and 21-25, 25-18, 15-7 to Teutopolis.
Against Nashville, Julie Bruns and Cara Melton each had seven digs, while Kennedy Carnes led with three kills and Sydney Marshall and Monica Ledesma each dished out three assists.
In the loss to Central, Alaina Trosley led with seven digs, Melton reeled off seven service points - including six in a row - and one ace, Saige Gehrs had four kills and a block and Marshall and Ledesma each logged six assists.
Against Freeburg, Tory Meiser and Melton both had seven digs, Melton had six service points and an ace, Annika Ochs had five service points and three aces, Melton had a team-best five kills, Marshall and Bailey Gehrs had three assisted blocks and Marshall led with six assists.
The match with the Wooden Shoes saw Bruns accrue 12 digs, Trosley 11 and Melton eight, while Melton and Bruns each had seven service points, Melton had picked up three aces, Saige and Baleigh Gehrs both had five kills and two assisted blocks, Marshall had three assisted and two solo blocks and Ledesma paced the offense with seven assists.
The Eagles play at Mascoutah at 5 p.m. Tuesday and play host to Jersey at 5 p.m. on Thursday to close out the regular season. CM plays host to a Class 3A regional beginning next Monday. The Eagles will open with Hillsboro at 6 p.m.
ROXANA FALLS TO PANA — The Roxana Shells dropped a South Central Conference match to Pana at Milazzo Gym on Saturday 16-25, 25-19, 25-14.
Senior Bailey McGuire accrued eight digs to break the Roxana record previously set by Anna Whitaker. McGuire has accumulated 748 digs for her career to this point.
McGuire also had 12 kills vs. Pana, while Maddy Sheraka had 10 kills and four blocks, Kara Meyer had eight kills and nine digs and Deb Bethel dished out 17 assists.