News Release from AHSAA
Prattville Christian, Plainview Capture Semifinal Wins to Move into Thursday’s 3A Volleyball Finals
BIRMINGHAM – Prattville Christian beat Ohatchee 3-1 and Plainview downed St. Luke’s Episcopal 3-1 Wednesday afternoon in the Class 3A semifinals at the 52nd AHSAA Elite 8 Championships being held at the Birmingham CrossPlex and Bill Harris Arena.
The two teams will meet in the finals Thursday at at 10 a.m. in the championship match
at Bill Harris Arena adjacent to the Birmingham CrossPlex.
Class 3A, 6A and 7A opened play Wednesday at the CrossPlex with those finals set for Bill Harris Arena Thursday. Classes 1A, 2A, 4A and 5A championship matches are being played today at Bill Harris Arena.
All matches are being live streamed over the NFHS Network’s school broadcast platform. Veteran announcer Jerry Young is handling the play-by-play for all championship games. For more information, go to www.nfhsnetwork.com.
CLASS 3A SEMIFINALS
PRATTVILLE CHRISTIAN 3, OHATCHEE 1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-14, 26-24): Prattville Christian has never won an AHSAA volleyball state title, but the Panthers will get the chance Thursday.
Behind Hannah Jones’ 27 kills and two blocks, the Panthers (37-19) defeated Ohatchee in the 3A semifinals. Baylee Rogers added 39 assists and seven digs, Coco Thomas had 11 kills and three blocks, and Avery Rogers added 18 digs and four assists for PCA, coached by Kaylon Cantrell.
Ohatchee’s Jordan Crook delivered 27 kills, two blocks and seven digs, while Rebecca Henderson had five kills and 13 digs. The Indians (33-17), coached by Rebecca Hughes, also got 10 digs apiece from Alanah Fitch and Gracyn Snow. Hannah Fitch had 14 assists and 11 digs.
PLAINVIEW 3, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL 1 (17-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-21): Plainview (63-11), coached by Kaci Kirk, will also get a chance to win its first AHSAA volleyball title after earning its 63rd win in Wednesday’s semifinals over the Wildcats.
Haley Patterson led St. Luke’s (41-13) with 27 kills, 10 digs and two aces. Lexi Garside added 45 assists, 11 digs and two kills and Cammie Waite had 22 digs for the Wildcats, coached by Meredith Donald.
Plainview’s statistics were not available.