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PC holds off Cannelton

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By Larry Goffinet

CANNELTON—Jessica Huber made 11 kills and 16 digs as Perry Central defeated Cannelton 23-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-19 in volleyball Tuesday.

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Hilarie Hahus served 21 points for Perry Central and Huber added 16. Hahus went 28 for 29 serving with 10 aces and Huber went 20 for 20 with three aces.

Getting serves inbounds was often the key to scoring, as both teams made several unforced errors on returns.

The Commodores took advantage of those late, as Hahus served the last five points to give them the win.

Hahus also served the first six points of that game on six bad returns by the Bulldogs.

But Cannelton would come back to take a 15-11 lead as Sammie James served four points with the help of three bad Perry Central returns.

Though both teams made some bad passes, the taller Commodores had the edge in spiking.

Besides Huber, Olivia Schroeder had nine kills and Megan Hedinger eight kills for the Commodores.

Hedinger and Ashley Gengelbach each made three blocks.

Aiding the hitters were Tessa Lynch with 16 assists, Jennifer Kemp with 11, and Sloan Harpenau with eight.

Jaci Garrett made three kills for Cannelton. Hannah Baur added two kills and the team’s only block.

Sarah Powers served 19 points for the Bulldogs. Garrett added nine points, including two aces, and Shy May served three aces.

May made 25 good sets.

Despite the loss, Cannelton Coach Heather Garrison said, “That’s the best I’ve ever seen my team play. If we can hang with Perry Central, that says a lot for us. We played as a team and communicated well.”

Perry Central won the junior varsity match 25-20, 25-15 as Lauren Davis, Brittany Overstreet and Alyssa Williams each made four kills.

Davis had 10 assists and Kayla Carter went 13 for 13 serving with five aces.

Nakaa Myers made nine sets for Cannelton and Taylor Lawalin made eight spikes with two kills.

Perry Central, 1-0 at each level, will visit Orleans today at 5:30 p.m.

Cannelton, 0-2 at each level, will visit Lanesville today at 5:30 p.m.