PIKEVILLE - Betsy Layne won its way back into the 15th Region All “A” Classic title match thanks to a hard-fought 2-0 (26-24, 27-25) victory over county rival South Floyd Wednesday evening at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium.
The Ladycats advanced to play Floyd County foe Allen Central in the regional tournament’s championship match.
Allie Meade led Betsy Layne with a team-high five kills. Paige Watkins followed, delivering four kills for the Lady Cats.
Katie Williams and Cecelia Ray added three kills each for Betsy Layne in the highly-competitive match.
Ray dealt out a team-high 12 assists for Betsy Layne, which improved to 11-4 after posting the win. The versatile Ray also had five aces.
Defensively, Watkins led Betsy Layne with seven digs.
With the loss, South Floyd dropped to 9-5.
Earlier in the small-school regional tournament, Betsy Layne blanked Sheldon Clark 2-0 (25-12, 25-13).
Betsy Layne was playing South Floyd at press time Thursday night in the 15th Region All “A” Classic championship match. The title tilt ended too late to make this edition.
15th Region Volleyball Records
(Through Aug. 29)
East Ridge (13-3)
Betsy Layne (11-4)
Allen Central (9-3)
South Floyd (9-5)
Johnson Central (8-4)
Shelby Valley (4-7)
Lawrence County (4-8)
Magoffin County (3-9)
Pike County Central (2-4)
Sheldon Clark (1-8)