EASTERN - The Allen Central volleyball team defeated Magoffin County on Saturday in the first round of the 15th Region All ‘A’ Classic at Pikeville High School’s T.W. Oliver Gymnasium, winning 2-0 (25-11, 25-10).
Laken Tackett blistered the Hornet side-out defense by serving 95 percent and earning 11 service aces. Courtney Hodge commanded a balanced Allen Central offense, earning 16 assists as the Rebels hit for 83 percent and earned 18 kills.
Katie Kendrick led the Rebels with five kills on 89 percent hitting. Ciara Jones slammed in four kills while Rachel Moore and Tackett pounded in three each. Sarah Grindrod added two kills and Hodge dropped in one. Moore also slapped in four service aces. Kendrick earned three aces and Hodge was credited with two service aces for Allen Central in the win.
Defensively, Allen Central returned 54 Magoffin County point attempts and earned 16 digs.
DeShea Elliott led the Allen Central back row with seven digs.
Grindrod registered six digs and Kendrick dug up two. At the net, Kendrick earned two blocks.
Allen Central 2, Paintsville 0: Allen Central won in the quarterfinals Tuesday night, blanking Paintsville 2-0 (25-12, 25-19).
Katie Kendrick led Allen Central with seven kills on 1.000 hitting. Ciara Jones had five kills on .900 hitting for the Rebels. Laken Tackett and Sarah Grindrod had four kills each for Allen Central in the victory.
Courtney Hodge directed the balanced Allen Central offense with 19 assists. Hodge also contributed two kills.
With the team serving at 90 percent, Kendrick led the Rebels with four aces. Hodge and Jones added three aces each for the Rebels.
Defensively, Allen Central returned 94 Paintsville attempts for points for 87 percent and earned 23 digs.
DeShea Elliott paced the Allen Central back row with 8 scoops. Rachel Moore tallied six digs for the Rebels.
Hodge dug up four and Kendrick was credited with 3 digs in Allen Central’s win.
The Rebels blocked six Paintsville offerings at the net with Grindrod and Kendrick getting two blocks each.
Moore and Tackett helped Allen Central’s net defense with one block each.
Allen Central advanced to face Pikeville in the 15th Region All “A” Classic semifinals Wednesday night.