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High school scoreboard: North Hall volleyball claims Region 7-AAA championship
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North Hall volleyball topped East Hall and Greater Atlanta Christian in the 7-AAA Area Tournament on Thursday to earn a spot as a first-round host for the state tournament.

The first round of the state tournament is Wednesday.

On Thursday, the Lady Trojans opened with a straight sets win over the Lady Vikings (25-20, 26-24).

North Hall then battled Greater Atlanta Christian (25-17, 23-25, 25-17) for a win in three sets.

Lily Paschall had 58 assists, eight kills and three digs on the night for the Lady Trojans. Autumn Tucker had 23 kills and seven digs, while Melissa DeVerter added 25 kills, two aces, six blocks and five digs.

EAST HALL GOES 3-1, FINISHES THIRD IN AREA TOURNEY: The Lady Vikings defeated Dawson County (25-19, 25-12) before falling to eventual champion North Hall.

East Hall topped Lumpkin County (25-10, 25-14) and Fannin County (25-18, 18-25, 25-23).

Tessa Rider had 47 digs, nine kills, seven aces, one assist and a block. Holly Poole finished with 16 kills, five aces, eight digs and two blocks. Summer Lindsay had 48 digs, five assists and three aces. Savannah Thellman finished with 64 assists, eight kills, eight digs and five aces.

The Lady Vikings will travel for the first round of the state playoffs Wednesday. Time and place have yet to be determined.