ARLEY - The two Winston County teams in 1A Area 12 earned the honor of area champs and runners-up in the tournament held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Meek High School in Arley.
Meek captured the top prize by defeating Brilliant 25-16, 25-20 and 25-12 in straight sets in the opening match of the night.
The Lady Tigers then defeated the Lynn Lady Bears in straight in the championship match by scores of 25-23, 25-6 and 25-12.
The Lady Bears, as area runners-up, beat Marion County in a five set match, where both teams left it all on the floor.
Marion County won the first set 25-11. Lynn took the second set 25-19, with the Lady Raiders taking the third set 25-18. Lynn came from behind to win the fourth game 25-23 and snatched the runners-up slot by a narrow 16-14 win in the fifth and final game.
Stats for Meek in the area tourney include:
kills: Abby Phillips, 25; Paiton Ory, 13; Montana Barton, 15; Emma Fincher, 7; Sunnie Manning, 4; Jessie Woodard, 4;
aces: Savannah Smith, 5; Lakota Alden, 3; Jessie Woodard, 2; Emma Fincher 1; Abbi Tidwell, 1;
blocks: Abby Phillips 2; Montana Barton, 1; Emma Fincher, 1; Jessie Woodard, 1;
assists: Jessie Woodard, 58, Emma Fincher, 4;
digs: Holland Hyatt, 22; Lakota Alden, 11; Emma Fincher, 8, Savannah Smith, 3.
Stats for Lynn - Marion County match:
Hannah Alsup-27 kills; 20 digs, 3 aces, 2 blocks;
Danielle Knight-20 assists, 10 digs, 2 kills;
Adi Lynn-21 digs, 4 assists, 1 kill, 1 ace;
Kendra Hannah-16 digs, 2 aces;
Andrea Cornelius-15 digs, 1 ace;
Breanna Barton-1 dig, 1 kill;
Angel Jones-3 kills, 1 dig;
Ella Brown-3 kills;
Lilli Davis-9 digs, 1 ace;
Cassidy Dodd-1 kill
Stats for the Lynn v. Meek matchup:
Hannah Alsup-13 kills, 9 digs, 1 ace, 1 block;
Danielle Knight-13 assists, 12 digs, 2 kills;
Adi Lynn-9 digs, 3 assists, 2 kills, 1 ace;
Kendra Hannah-5 digs, 2 aces;
Andrea Cornelius-6 digs;
Breanna Barton-1 kill;
Angel Jones-2 kills;
Ella Brown-1 kill;
Lilli Davis-4 digs, 1 ace;
Cassidy Dodd-1 kill;
Laney Uptain-1 dig.
See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.