North Central tuned up for last Saturday’s Carolina Challenge volleyball tournament by breezing to a three-sets, 25-7, 25-15 and 25-16, win over visiting Central of Pageland on Thursday night in a Region 4-AA volleyball match.
The one-sided pairing gave Andy Johnson’s troops a 9-0 overall record and a perfect 6-0 mark in Region 4-AA action.
Senior middle hitter Ambi Wood smacked down a match-best nine kills while serving up a trio of aces and adding a pair of digs. Senior outside hitter Erin Humphries had an eight-kill night to go along with 13 digs and a pair of aces. While senior Madeline Pate, like Wood and Humphries a returning all-state selection, had 10 digs, six kills and two aces.
Sophomore defensive specialist Kelsie Gardner had 12 digs and an evening-high six service aces while classmate Alexis Hackworth dished out 18 assists while coming up with four figs for the winners.