Leading the way for Etowah was Sydney Hotaling, who had 30 assists. Also key were Natalie Lucco (11 kills, three aces), Madeline Gilmer (30 digs, two aces), and Kylie Blanton (six blocks, five kills).
Paige Horton added 16 kills, while Nicole Ferris added eight kills and three blocks. Sierra Smith chipped in with 16 assists, and Taylor Gilkey finished with five kills.
Cherokee 9, Woodstock 3: Kindell Reeves led the way as the Lady Warriors won a Region 5AAAAAA game.
Reeves went 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored. In the circle, she threw all seven innings and gave up just three runs on seven hits and three walks, while striking out three.
Woodstock struck first with two runs in the third inning, but Cherokee responded by adding three in the bottom of the frame to take the lead. The Lady Wolverines then tied it with a run in the fourth.
However, Cherokee tacked on four runs in the fourth to take a lead it did not relinquish. The Lady Warriors added two insurance runs in the sixth.
Katy Stamey went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs. Bailey Jaussi went 1-for-4 with two RBIs, while Blake Childers was 1-for-2 with a double.
Pope 7, Etowah 3: Maddie Billings went 2-for-2, but the Lady Eagles couldn’t keep pace.
Pope’s Kelly Barnhill shut down the Etowah offense by striking out 19. She walked two and gave up two hits — both to Billings. Barnhill also homered for the Lady Greyhounds.
Billings took the loss for Etowah. She pitched seven innings and gave up seven runs on nine hits and two walks, while striking out seven.