East Hall’s Kara Hix tallied 28 digs to bring her season total to 741, breaking a state record set in 2004 as the Lady Vikings lost to West Hall (25-18, 26-24) before beating Cross Keys (25-3, 25-11) on Tuesday in Roswell, bringing the team their first area tournament win in school history.
Hix also added 16 service points, seven aces and four assists for East Hall (29-13, 4-5), and Brittney Campbell had 30 assists, 25 service points, 11 digs, 10 aces and three kills. Tarryn Long recorded 18 kills, 16 digs, an ace and a pair of assists.
The Lady Vikings will play North Hall tonight in Buford. The winner advances to the state tournament.
AREA 6-AA TOURNAMENT: Paige Watson had 23 assists, a pair of kills, and a pair of digs for Jefferson in losses to Greater Atlanta Christian (25-15, 25-18) and Rabun County (27-25, 27-25) on Tuesday at the Area 6-AA tournament.
Sarah Wood added 25 kills and eight digs, and Grace Williamson had 17 assists and three digs.
The Lady Dragons are the No. 4 seed and travel to take on the champion of the Area 5-AA tournament next Wednesday.
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