Lady Wildcats take four-set win over Philly


The Kemper County High School Lady Wildcats went 1-1 this week on the volleyball court including a huge four-set win over Philadelphia. 

The Lady Cats fell in the first set 25-20, however they d\id what they have done best and beat adversity. The Lady Wildcats turned around and dominated the next two sets with wins of 25-18 and 25-13. The Lady Wildcats were then able to close it out with a 27-25 win in the fourth set. 

Rodezeah Smith led with eight spikes in the win, while Jayla Harrington recorded seven. Robynn Jennings led the defense with seven digs. Harrington played well defensively with a few blocks, three coming in the third set. Smith had five saves throughout the match as she dominated the entire floor all night. 

Thursday night is when things were tough, Lake, who is in first place of the district, dominated. The Lady Hornets won in just three sets. The Lady Wildcats lost the first set 25-9. The Lady Wildcats weren't able to get much going in the first set, however did step up some in the second losing 25-17. In that set, Harrington and Shaquavious Jackson had three spikes apiece. Harrington had four digs, while Jackson and Smith each had three. 

The Lady Wildcats struggled again in the third set, losing 25-13. Harrington was able to record five digs, but nothing else went the Lady Wildcats way. The Lady Wildcats are now 4-2 in district play on the year, placing them in second place behind Lake. The Lady Wildcats are looking to continue their success in the district as they face Newton in their final regular season game on Thursday. 

The Lady Wildcats hosted Noxapater on Monday and Scott Central for Senior Night on Tuesday, however results did not meet press deadlines. The playoff bracket should be announced next week as teams are starting to wrap up their seasons and district standings are being finalized. 

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