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Lady Knights blitz Buford
NC hosts "Dig Pink" match
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Kicking off their second go-through in Region 4-AA volleyball in the same manner as it did the first half of the campaign, North Central took a 3-0 win over visiting Buford in a Thursday night match played inside The Castle in Boonetown.The Lady Knights, who were coming off a championship in their own Carolina Challenge played five days earlier, got the past Yellow Jackets, 25-19, 27-25 and 26-26.The sweep gave Andy Johnson and company a 10-0 record in dual matches and a 7-0 4-AA ledger.Madeline Pate, a senior outside hitter, led a big night for NC’s trio of returning all-state selections as she had 26 digs to go along with 1 kills. Erin Humphries, a senior outside hitter, had a double-double as she had 14 digs to go along with 11 kills while senior middle hitter Ambi Wood, like Pate and Humphries an all-stater as a junior, found the floor with a match-best 14 kills while adding a block and three digs. Sophomore setter Logan Coates dished out 32 assists while coming up with four digs and a kill while sophomore defensive specialist Kelsie Gardner had 27 digs and an assist.