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Sports roundup: Lady Gators stop Lewisburg

In high school volleyball Tuesday night, a huge Class II district match went the way of the Lady Gators, as Lake Cormorant rallied in the final set for a 3-2 victory at Lewisburg. Match scores were 25-23, 26-24, 17-25, 22-25 and 15-13.

Leading the way for Lake Cormorant was Isabella Beasley with 18 kills and Olivia Williams with four service aces. Madison Stevens came through with 31 digs for the Lady Gators and made 40 assists. Dallas Williams had three blocks and Alaijah Rose added two blocks for Lake Cormorant.

For Lewisburg, Noa Parks had 30 kills and Avery Beth Durdin added 18. Parks had two service aces and 17 digs. Erin Sutton also provided 17 digs for the Lady Patriots and Morgan Lee made 31 assists.

Class III district leader DeSoto Central continued its winning ways with a 3-0 win against Hernando Tuesday night. Set scores were 25-9, 25-17, 25-15.

For DeSoto Central, Gracie Tacker had 17 assists and added 3 more aces. Megan Harris led in the back row with 12 digs and contributed three aces. Maya Newsome had nine kills on the night and Kamryn Conner had nine digs.

DeSoto Central is now 15-1 and will travel to Southaven Thursday night for another district match-up.

“The team played well tonight and served more aggressively than they have been,” coach Margaret Falatko said after the match. “Our back row was absolutely phenomenal with only five dig errors on the night and didn’t allow for any service aces against us. Our blockers did a good job of funneling balls to them.”

Elsewhere, Center Hill blanked Senatobia 3-0 with set scores of 25-12, 25-22, 25-17; Northpoint Christian stopped Lausanne Collegiate 3-0 with set scores of 27-25, 26-24, 25-17; and Olive Branch defeated Southaven 3-1.

LADY TROJANS WINNERS: Northpoint Christian won the TSSAA Division II-A West Region girls’ golf title Tuesday by 13 shots over University School of Jackson (Tenn.) 155-168. Tipton-Rosemark finished third (201), followed by Fayette Academy (224) and First Assembly Christian (263).

Carla Kay Hickam of Northpoint was the medalist for the meet with an 18-hole score of 76.

LADY CHIEFS ACTION: Magnolia Heights won in softball but lost in girls’ soccer Tuesday. The Lady Chiefs softball team posted a 10-0 win over Washington School while the girls’ soccer team lost to Pillow Academy 9-1.

Bob Bakken is Sports Editor for the DeSoto Times-Tribune.

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