East Hall’s Savannah Thellman scored five points on serves with three aces, two kills, three digs and 35 assists in a first-round win against Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (25-19, 25-14, 25-21) to open the Class AAA volleyball tournament in Madison. Tessa Rider had 15 kills and 13 digs for the Lady Vikings (36-15), while Ivey Shadburn chipped in two aces, one kill and six digs.
Janelly Lara had an ace, nine kills, three assists and 10 digs for East Hall, while Alysia Teague finished with nine points on serves and 12 digs.
Nehemiah Jinks chipped in 16 kills and six blocked shots for the Lady Vikings, while Lakeria Whelchel had four kills, three blocks and a pair of digs.
With the win, East Hall visits Morgan County for the second-round match at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Madison.