MOUNT PLEASANT -- The Winona Ladycats cruised to a 25-17, 25-22, 25-19 sweep of New Boston in their Class 3A Region II area playoff Thursday.

Nichole Garrett led Winona with 15 kills, four blocks, two aces, and eight digs. Makayla Champion added seven kills and two blocks, Josie Barrera had 13 digs, while Shay Barrett contributed nine points from the service line.

Winona will face the winner of Beckville and Pattonville Prairiland next week in the regional quarterfinals.


Gary Sweeps Past Second Round

Gary cruised to a 25-17, 25-15, 25-17 sweep of Avery in their Class 2A Region III area playoff Thursday.

Leann Youngblood paced Gary with 11 kills, a block, six aces, and 18 digs. Briley Edwards added five kills, Madie Davis had four kills, two blocks, one ace, and four digs, Sarah Yarborough finished with two kills and 12 digs, Alexis Rowe had a block and 14 digs, while Taylor Rodgers chipped in with 21 assists, two aces, and 12 digs.

Gary will face Quinlan Boles in the regional quarterfinals next week.

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