By John Lachmann
Sophomore outside hitter Jessica Tapp racked up 20 kills as Scott (12-5) defeated Dixie Heights (4-13), 25-16, 25-23, 25-16 on Tuesday.
Sophomore defensive specialist Holly Kallmeyer chipped in with 14 digs as the Eagles won their fifth straight match.
COOPER BEATS CONNER – Freshman middle hitter Katie Smith recorded 10 kills as Cooper (12-4) defeated Conner (4-8), 25-14, 25-17, 25-13.
Junior libero Jessica Fortner added 15 digs, and junior setter Julia Klute tallied 23 assists for the Jaguars.
LIGHTNING TAKE DOWN HERITAGE – Senior middle hitter Ellie Stoddart rolled up 17 kills as Villa Madonna (5-2) defeated Heritage (1-6), 25-10, 25-3, 25-6.
Junior setter Charissa Junker dished for 16 assists, and sophomore middle hitter Emma Bateman served for 13 aces in the Blue Lightning win.
LUDLOW SINKS SILVER GROVE – Junior outside hitter Tyler Smith tallied four aces and seven kills as Ludlow (7-3) defeated Silver Grove (1-7), 25-15, 25-16, 25-19.
Panthers eighth-grader Morgan Jones and freshman Haley Turner combined for 19 assists and three aces playing at setter for the first time in their careers.
DAYTON TOPS BELLEVUE IN 5 GAMES – Dayton (5-7) needed five games to get past Bellevue (4-7), 21-25, 27-25, 25-16, 24-26, 15-6.
The Tigers were led by sophomore middle hitter Kira Ross, who had 13 kills, and senior outside hitter Hannah Rechtin, who finished with 10 digs.
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Senior guard Katey Pittman went 6-for-6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter as Cooper edged Holmes.
Junior guard Blake Losey scored 18 points, including 15 in the first half, to pace the Campbell County in a win over Ludlow.
Conner missed a shot in the closing seconds as Cooper held on to edge the Cougars.
Sophomore forward Aimee Jump rolled up five fourth-quarter points as Ryle surged from a one-point deficit to beat Beechwood.
Highlands ran off five straight points in overtime in a win over Holy Cross.
Senior Austin Brockman hit a free throw with 3.4 seconds left in overtime to lift Dayton to a win over Villa Madonna.
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