Panthers claw past Tigers to capture District crown
Posting a third straight shutout Hesperia defended their title from last year as they blasted their way into the Regionals with a 27-25, 25-20, 25-17 victory over Shelby at the Hart District Tournament.
Emily Bayle led the Panther attack with 10 kills Rachel Romero and Brooke Billings added 8 and 7 kills respectively. Kyra Sayer had 19 assists and Aria Thomas had 17 assists. Bayle had 3 aces at the service line and Allison Homfeld had 2 aces.
Defensively, Isabelle Rumsey had the only block of the night. Romero had 13 digs, Bayle had 10 digs, and Thomas 7 digs on the night.
The Panthers will host Regional play beginning on Tuesday when they will face the winner of Friday’s matchup between WM Christian and North Muskegon. The other bracket pits Morley Stanwood against the winner of Pewamo Westphalia and Saranac.
Games are scheduled to begin at 5:30pm.
Coopersville defeated Grant in the Coopersville District 25-11, 25-18, 25-18.