SHELBY COUNTY —
The JV Ram attack accounted for 25 kills. They ahd a balanced attack with Hannah Koonce leading the way with seven kill, while Sydney Miller, Jacque Johnston, and Maddie Holland swung for five kils, each.
The Rams also had a block party. Holland rose for four blocks, Johnston two and Miller one.
Johnston also led in transition by dishing 10 assists, to go with her seven digs.
Caylee Wheeler was dominant at the line, serving 24 points with three aces. She was also key at setter with eight assists and dug eight balls.
Blair Johnston was the top defender with 13 of the season-high 51 digs. Koonce added eight digs and Miller got down for nine.
Shelby JV (12-2, 9-1 Okaw) plays Warrensburg Thursday.
Shelbyville def. Maroa, 25-10, 24-26, 15-7
Ram stats: Caylee Wheeler 24 points, 3 aces, 2 kills, 8 assists, 8 digs; Sydney Miller 5 points, 5 kills, 9 digs, 1 block; Blair Johnston 6 points, 13 digs; Jacque Johnston 12 points, 3 aces, 5 kills, 10 assists, 7 digs, 2 blocks; Hannah Koonce 12 points, 2 aces, 7 kills, 1 assist, 8 digs; Maddie Holland 5 kills, 2 digs, 4 blocks; Torre Koontz 5 points; Peighton Donnel 1 kill, 1 dig; Madison Towne 3 digs.
The Ram fresh-soph improved their play and swept Maroa in three straight games, 15-13, 15-8, 15-5.
"We passed a lot better on serve-receive, which helped us with getting a good set and hit," said fresh-soph coach Ann Dunaway. "We had less errors than what we usually have, which keeps our flow of the game better. Karlee (Herzog) and Elly (Oldham) had great defense."
Herzog led the defense with eight digs, while Oldham had five. The team had 26 digs, total. Dakota Forsyth was the only doulke-digit performer, serving 11 points, with four aces.
Herzog als led the net attack with four kills, while Kary Langan was the net defender with three of the four blocks. Isabel Leach dished seven of the ten assists towards the 13 kills.
Ram fresh-soph (11-4, 6-2 Okaw) hosts Warrensburg, Thursday.
Shelbyville def. Maroa, 15-13, 15-8, 15-5
Ram stats: Isabel Leach 6 points, 2 kills, 7 assists, 3 digs; QUincy Beyers 1 point, 3 kills, 2 digs; Kary Langan 3 points, 1 kill, 3 blocks; Shelby Hendrix 3 points, 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 dig; Karlee Herzog 5 points, 4 kills, 8 digs; Jerrica Hood 1 dig, 1 block; Elly Oldham 6 points, 1 ace, 5 digs; Dakota Forsyth 11 points, 4 aces, 4 digs; Caylee Wheeler 3 points, 1 ace, 1 kill, 2 assists, 1 dig; Katie Sladek 1 dig; Jacque Johnston 4 points, 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 assist.