Lady Bears knock off Leslie
John Middleton Sports Editor
The Harlan County Lady Bears avenged an earlier season loss to 14th Region foe Leslie County on Wednesday, as they swept the visiting Lady Eagles 26-24, 26-24 in a dramatic contest.
“That was the most exciting game all year. It was unbelievable how they came back,” said Harlan County coach Donna Vicini. “I’m very proud of them. They showed they are capable of playing with anybody.”
Chyanna Harris powered the Lady Bears with two aces, two kills and four points in the opening set. Lauren Lee had an ace, two tips, a service point and four points.Whitney Stevens recorded two kills, one ace and three points. Katelyn Reynolds contributed three kills and three points. Brittany Clem had two blocks and two points, while Charleigh Mefford added one tip and one point.
Lee had three tips and three points to lead a rally in the second set. Harris delivered two kills, an ace and three points. Stevens tallied one kill, a block, a service point and three additional points. Clem contributed one block, a service point, an ace and three points. Mefford had two points and a tip, while Reynolds added two kills, a tip and three points.
Harlan County fell 15-21, 12-21 in the junior varsity contest.
Cellins Hatmaker’s two aces and two points paced the Lady Bears in the opening set. Tarolyn Burkhart added an ace and two points. Sasha Simpson recorded a kill and a point, while Sabrina Simpson delivered a tip and a point.
Hatmaker led the way with a kill, an ace and three points in the second set. Keirstian Hall had a service point. Sasha Simpson contributed a tip and a point. Mefford added a point.
Harlan County (16-8) returns to action today at home against Clay County in the season finale. Leslie County (23-11) will face Knott Central on Friday.
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