HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s volleyball team won three matches over the weekend at the Missouri State tournament in West Plains, Mo.

The Lions defeated Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, Jefferson (Mo.) College and Colby (Kan.) CC during the two-day event. Their lone loss was to host Missouri State.

Wallace State (26-7, 12-0 Alabama Community College Conference) prevailed 25-19, 30-28, 18-25, 25-19 over Hutchinson in its tournament opener.

Wallace State sophomore outside hitter BreAnna Thompson finished with 19 kills and four blocks against Hutchinson, Syretha Pride had 15 kills and six blocks, Alexandra Gamble collected 28 assists, Melissa-Paul Hill had 21 assists, Sarah Ellen Battles had 22 digs, Sidney Cooper had 13 kills and three blocks, Bethany Johnson had five kills, Montana Clark finished with 12 digs and four kills and Savanna Tidwell added 21 digs and eight kills.

In a 23-25, 25-23, 25-10, 26-24 triumph over Jefferson College, Pride had 20 kills and a season-high eight blocks for the Lions, and Thompson finished with 18 kills and a pair of digs. Hill had 31 assists and five digs, Kaci Kirk had 12 assists, Cooper had 10 kills, Clark had 19 digs and five kills, Tidwell finished with 14 digs and seven kills, Johnson had five kills and four blocks, Battles contributed 16 digs and Kheala Roberts had six kills and four blocks.

Wallace State swept Colby CC, 34-32, 25-22, 25-22, after an extensive first set.

Pride finished the match with 18 kills and three blocks, Thompson had eight kills, Tidwell had 12 digs and five kills, Clark had 10 digs and seven kills, Battles finished with 16 digs, Kirk had 15 assists, Gamble had 12 assists and Hill added 10 assists.

Wallace State dropped its final match of tournament to host Missouri State, falling 17-25, 21-25, 15-25.

Tidwell led the way for Wallace State in the loss with 10 kills and 10 digs. Clark finished with 14 digs, Pride, Thompson and Johnson had eight kills apiece, Gamble collected 21 assists, Hill added eight assists and Battles finished with six digs.

Wallace State can secure its seventh consecutive ACCC regular season championship on Thursday with a win over Faulkner State at 6 p.m., in the Lions’ final home conference match of the season. Wallace State has also won five straight ACCC/Region 22 tournament titles.

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Russell Moore

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