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High School Scoreboard: King boosts Gainesville volleyball to win in Area Tourney
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Gainesville 8-AAAAAA All-Area libero Sydney King posted 14 digs and an ace in Thursday’s Area tournament win (25-23, 25-18) against Lanier.

Savannah Roys who also earned a spot on the All-Area team finished the night with 12 assists, two aces and seven digs, while fellow All-Area pick Abby Alexander totaled three kills and three blocks for Gainesville. Cori Griffith finished the night with four kills for the Lady Red Elephants.

The Lady Red Elephants clinch a berth in the Class AAAAAA State playoffs with the victory.
Gainesville will continue in the Area tournament at 9 a.m. on Saturday against Habersham Central at Lanier High in Sugar Hill.

WEST HALL BEATS WHITE COUNTY: West Hall’s Shelbie Conde led the attack with nine kills. She contributed four aces to the offense and 13 digs on defense in Thursday’s victory against White County (19-25, 25-19, 27-25). Ashley Alverson finished with six blocks, while Makayla Courson added 12 assists for the Lady Spartans.
West Hall plays in the first round of the Class AAA State Tournament on Thursday.

JEFFERSON GOES 2-1 IN AREA TOURNEY: Jefferson’s Abby Wood led the attack with 21 kills and contributed to the defense with 20 digs in Thursday’s Area 8-AAAA tournament. The Lady Dragons beat Madison County in straight sets (25-16, 25-14). Jefferson fell to the North Oconee, losing 25-15, 25-12. In Jefferson’s third match they took on StephensCounty and won 25-11, 25-12. Jefferson’s Bre Arbanas totaled 16 kills, an assist, two digs, a block and two digs. Savannah Davis finished the night with 14 kills, two blocks, and three digs.

Jefferson plays Oconee County at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to earn a trip to the semifinals.

High school scores can be reported by 10:30 p.m. each night by calling 770-718-3415 or email sports@gainesvilletimes.com.

Times staff reportsGainesville 8-AAAAAA All-Area libero Sydney King posted 14 digs and an ace in Thursday’s Area tournament win (25-23, 25-18) against Lanier. Savannah Roys who also earned a spot on the All-Area team finished the night with 12 assists, two aces and seven digs, while fellow All-Area pick Abby Alexander totaled three kills and three blocks for Gainesville. Cori Griffith finished the night with four kills for the Lady Red Elephants.The Lady Red Elephants clinch a berth in the Class AAAAAA State playoffs with the victory.Gainesville will continue in the Area tournament at 9 a.m. on Saturday against Habersham Central at Lanier High in Sugar Hill.WEST HALL BEATS WHITE COUNTY: West Hall’s Shelbie Conde led the attack with nine kills. She contributed four aces to the offense and 13 digs on defense in Thursday’s victory against White County (19-25, 25-19, 27-25). Ashley Alverson finished with six blocks, while Makayla Courson added 12 assists for the Lady Spartans.West Hall plays in the first round of the Class AAA State Tournament on Thursday,JEFFERSON GOES 2-1 IN AREA TOURNEY: Jefferson’s Abby Wood led the attack with 21 kills and contributed to the defense with 20 digs in Thursday’s Area 8-AAAA tournament. The Lady Dragons beat Madison County in straight sets (25-16, 25-14). Jefferson fell to the North Oconee, losing 25-15, 25-12. In Jefferson’s third match they took on Stephens County and won 25-11, 25-12. Jefferson’s Bre Arbanas totaled 16 kills, an assist, two digs, a block and two digs. Savannah Davis finished the night with 14 kills, two blocks, and three digs.Jefferson plays Oconee County at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to earn a trip to the semifinals.High school scores can be reported by 10:30 p.m. each night by calling 770-718-3415 or email sports@gainesvilletimes.com.

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