Second-seeded Bainbridge-Guilford began its campaign for a third consecutive Section IV Class D volleyball championship with an authoritative 3-0 win at home over seven seed Oxford on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the quarterfinal round.

Both teams earned a first-round bye, but the Bobcats quickly showed why they were favored with a 25-4 win in the first set. A 25-17 decision in the second set and another dominant 25-5 performance in the third sent B-G into the semifinals.

Erica Selfridge paced the Bobcats with nine aces, nine kills, five assists and one block. Sasha Lamoree had eight aces and provided 12 assists, while Makenna Clark and Taylor Parsons each had four kills. Parsons also had six aces, and Bree Barber totaled two digs for B-G.

Madalyn Barrows paced Oxford with two kills, three digs and an ace. Daysha Simpson had two kills, while Olivia Kelsey and Mallory Olsen-Nichols each had an ace. Olsen Nichols also had two assists, and Lilie Horton recorded four digs for the Blackhawks.

B-G (15-1) will travel to top-seeded Candor on Thursday, Oct. 7, for pool play among the four semifinalists.

Candor 3, Walton 0

Walton’s season came to a close on the road as Candor justified its top seed with a three-set victory.

The hosts took the first set, 25-6, before allowing Walton just eight points in the second set and 16 in the third.

“They were a good team. They’ve got more weapons than anyone I’ve seen,” Walton coach Robin Gray said. “Bainbridge is going to have a run for their money with that one. If those two meet it ought to be a great final.”

Hailey Gardner led the Warriors with two aces and five assists, and Emma Walley totaled two aces and four digs. Molly McClennon had three kills and a block, while Keilie Dones notched two kills and Jamie Klein recorded five digs.

Walton ended its season at 10-6. Candor (19-0) will host B-G, three seed Tioga and four seed Union Springs for pool play Thursday, Nov. 7.



Bainbridge-Guilford 3, Oxford 0

Section IV Class D quarterfinal

Game Scores: 25-4, 25-17, 25-5.

B-G (15-1): Sasha Lamoree 8 aces, 12 assists; Erica Selfridge 9 aces, 5 assists, 9 kills, 1 block; Makenna Clark 4 kills; Taylor Parsons 6 aces, 4 kills; Bree Barber 2 digs.

Oxford (8-5): Madalyn Barrows 1 Ace, 2 kills, 3 digs; Olivia Kelsey 1 Ace; Mallory Olsen-Nichols 1 Ace, 2 assists; Daysha Simpson 2 kills; Lilie Horton 4 digs.

Candor 3, Walton 0

Section IV Class D quarterfinal

Game Scores: 25-6, 25-8, 25-16.

Walton (10-6): Emma Walley 2 aces, 4 digs; Hailey Gardner 2 aces, 5 assists; Molly McClennon 3 kills, 1 block; Keilie Dones 2 kills; Jamie Klein 5 digs.

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