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High School Scoreboard: Maldonado powers East Hall volleyball to win on senior night
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East Hall’s Minette Maldonado finished with nine kills, four aces, three assists and 14 digs in Lady Vikings’ senior night win against Cedar Shoals 25-20, 25-7, 25-13 on Thursday.

Tessa Rider racked up six kills, four aces, an assist, and seven digs for the Lady Vikings. Niyah Rucker had three aces, four kills, a dig and one block for East Hall.

East Hall plays North Hall at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Area 7-AAA tournament.

JOHNSON WINS TRI-MATCH AGAINST GILMER AND CHESTATEE: Johnson’s Grace Eidson led the attack with 24 kills, five aces, 18 assists and three digs in Thursday night’s tri-match victory. Johnson won in two sets against Gilmer 25-18, 25-12.

The Lady Knights won in two close sets against the Lady War Eagles, 25-23, 25-23. Samantha Summerville posted seven aces, nine kills and five digs for Johnson. Also for the Lady Knights (22-16, 3-3 Area 8-AAAAA) Emma Hernandez finished with five aces, 15 kills and three blocks.

Alivia Farley totaled three aces, nine kills, seven digs and 19 assists. Julia Bowers had three aces, three kills and five digs for Johnson.

Chestatee’s Madelynn Woodard finished the night with two aces, three kills, two digs in its loss to Gilmer, 25-8, 25-16.

Johnson plays Clarke Central next in the Area 8-AAAAA tournament.

BUFORD WINS TRI-MATCH AGAINST ATHENS ACADEMY AND SOUTH FORSYTH: Buford’s Tatum Shipes led the attack with 13 kills on senior night, beating Athens Academy in two sets (25-8, 25-12).

Lady Wolves senior Morgan Mitchell had 24 assists against Athens Academy.

University of Kentucky commit Gabby Curry led Buford’s offense with nine kills and added a team-high 13 digs in a straight-sets win 25-15, 25-18 against South Forsyth. Mitchell also had 24 assists for the Lady Wolves (33-4, Area 8-AAAAA) against the Lady War Eagles.

Buford plays in the Region 8-AAAAA tournament on Tuesday at Clarke Central.

NORTH HALL WINS TRI-MATCH AGAINST LAKEVIEW AND FLOWERY BRANCH: North Hall’s Autumn Tucker racked up 23 kills, four aces and seven digs in North Hall’s tri-match victory. North Hall beat Lakeview in straight sets (25-18, 25-21).

North Hall won in the same fashion against Flowery Branch (25-19, 25-19). Melissa DeVerter finished the night with 15 kills, one block and 11 digs for the Lady Trojans.

North Hall plays Blessed Trinity on Friday.

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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