Shelbyville Daily Union

February 27, 2014

Ram 8th 3rd, Ram 7th 4th At Conference

JOHN CURTIS - Daily Union Sports Editor
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SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Last weekend, Shelbyville 7th grade volleyball had made progress, but injuries hurt them in the conference tourney, as they finished 4th. Ram 8th came in as the 5th seed, but beat their seed, finishing 3rd.

"We ended up getting 4th place in the Okaw Valley Tourney," said Ram 7th coach Elizabeth Fanning. "We playeed very well against Meridian. We ended up having some injuries and couldn't get those "W's" against Maroa and Clinton."

Shelby 7th had five players in double figures against Meridian, one with a near double-double and one with a near triple-double in the 3 game set.

Hannah Kemp had 19 points, nine aces against Clinton and Isabel Logue had 16 points, 7 aces, 8 assists. Lauren Russell served 14 points, Jayde Fox 11, and Malori Johns 10.

Kemp and Russell led at the net with five kills and two blocks, each. Elizabeth Bowyer swung for four kills and three blocks.

After the win over Meridian, Kemp served eight points with two aces against Maroa and Russell served seven points and three aces. But then injuries hampered the Rams as they lost game 1 and lost badly in game 2.

Kemp was noticebaly absent from the stats against Clinton, serving just one point. Logue and Emma Beck took up some slack at the line. Beck served nine points and two aces, while Logue had eight points, 2 aces. Game 1 was cloe, but game to saw the Rams fade.

Shelby 7th finished the day 8-7 (5-4 Okaw).

Saturday

Okaw Conference Tourney

7th

Shelbyville def. Meridian, 25-10, 24-26, 25-17

Ram stats: Hannah Kemp 19 (9 aces, 5 kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks; Isabel Logue 16 points, 7 aces, 1 kill, 8 assists, 1 dig; Lauren Russell 14 points, 6 aces, 5 kills, 2 digs, 2 blocks; Jayde Fox 11 points, 3 aces, 2 assists, 2 digs; Malori Johns 10 points, 3 aces; Elizabeth Bowter 6 points, 2 aces, 4 kills, 3 blocks; Morgan Parsons 1 point, 2 kills, 3 blocks; Carolynn Nohren 1 point

Maroa def. Shelbyville, 25-17, 25-10

Ram stats: Kemp 8 points, 2 aces, 1 block; Russell 7 points, 3 aces, 2 kills; Logue 3 points, 2 assists, 2 digs; Johns 3 points; Fox 2 points, 1 dig; Sydnie Helton 2 points; Parsons 1 kill; Cassidy Tucker 1 block.

Clinton def. Shelbyville, 25-23, 25-16

Ram stats: Logue 8 points, 2 aces, 3 assists, 2 digs; Emma Beck 9 points, 2 aces; Russell 5 points, 2 aces, 2 kills, 1 block; Bowyer 3 points, 2 kills; Fox 2 points, 3 digs; Brianna Reed 4 points, 1 kill; Nohren 4 points; Parsons 2 kills, 1 block; Johns 3 points; Kemp 1 point; Tucker 1 kill;

Shelby 8th beat Meridian and Clinton, but lost to Maroa.

"We stated as the 5th seed this weekend in the conference tourney and ended up in 3rd," said Ram 8th coach Taylor Rhodes. "I was very proud of the girls this weekend. I thought we played very well as a team."

A balanced Ram effort at the line knocked off Meridian. Mallorie Mason led the team with six aces and Bailee Buckles with four. Jordan Bruder led the team with three kills and four blocks (7 net points). 

After the loss to Maroa, Another balanced effort serving the ball secured 3rd place against Clinton. Emma White and Emmalee Storm had ten points, each, with Storm adding an ace. Buckles and Shayla Darnell served nine points and two aces, each.

Blair Rodman led at the net with four kills, while Bruder added two more blocks. Buckles dished a team-high five assists.

8th

Shelbyville def. Meridian, 12-25, 25-19, 25-18

Ram stats: Bailee Buckles 12 points, 4 aces, 2 kills, 4 assists; Blair Rodman 12 points, 1 ace, 1 kill; Emmalee Storm 12 points, 1 ace, 1 kill; Mallorie Mason 10 points, 6 aces, 2 digs; Shayla Darnell 7 points, 1 ace, 4 kills, 2 digs; Emma White 7 points, 2 assists; Jordan Bruder 3 kills, 2 digs, 4 blocks; Kendyll Dunaway point.

Maroa def. Shelbyville, 25-15, 25-16

Ram stats: Buckles 11 points, 5 assists; Emmalee Storm 6 points, 3 kills; Rodman 5 points, 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 dig; White 4 points, 1 kill, 1 assist; Mason 2 points, 5 digs; Darnell 2 points, 3 kills; Bruder 1 kill, 1 block; Savannah Marty 1 assist.

Shelbyville def. Clinton, 25-20, 25-22

Ram stats: White 10 points, 2 kills, 3 assists; Storm 10 points, 1 ace, 1 kill; Buckles 9 points, 2 aces, 5 assists; Darnell 9 points, 2 aces, 2 kills, 3 digs, 1 block; Rodman 6 points, 4 kills, 1 dig; Mason 5 points, 1 ace; Bruder 2 blocks; Marty 1 kill, 1 block.