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McConnellsburg finished Saturday’s Bellwood-Antis Tournament with a 6-0 overall record and downed the tourney hosts in the semifinal match 25-20 and 25-20. A’Leese Dickerson totalled six digs, 16 kills and five blocks during the semifinals, while Lisa DeShong added six digs and 23 kill assists. Emily Watkins followed with seven digs, two aces and six kills, and Valerie Green and Jess Nero had 15 digs and eight digs, respectively. In the finals against Lewistown, the Lady Spartans were victorious 25-18 and 25-12 with Dickerson paving the way with four digs, two blocks, two aces and nine kills. DeShong posted eight digs and 14 assists, and Watkins totalled three digs and eight aces. Green finished with seven digs, and Ricky Green had three kills. Coach Heidi Johnston said following the tourney, “The girls played strong all day without dropping a game. We are playing better volleyball as a team. Our younger girls are stepping up and everyone is becoming comfortable with their roles on the team. A’Leese had her way at the net and everyone did well passing on serve/receive and defense.” Pictured front row sitting: A’leese Dickerson, Lisa DeShong; second row, kneeling: Marliegh Jennings, Valerie Green; third row. standing/leaning forward: Becca Hahn, Courtney DeShong, Emily Watkins, Andrea Conover, Kelsey Ramsey; back row standing: Rikki Green, Jessica Nero and coach Heidi Johnston. 033p1.jpg