3A-9 VOLLEYBALL: Nocona tops Paradise in regular season finale

Nocona prepared for the Conference 3A, Region 2 playoffs with a straight-set victory over Paradise on Tuesday by scores of 25-21, 25-18, 25-22.
The Lady Indians finished the regular season with a record of 22-16, 11-3 in District 3A-9, which was good enough for second place.
Nocona will now play Pottsboro in the bi-district playoffs at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Gainesville High School.
The University Interscholastic League State Tournament will take place Nov. 20-22 at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland.
In the finale, Jamie Carpenter posted a double-double with 15 assists and 13 digs plus two ace serves. Chloey Hamilton dished off 11 assists and she had three aces.
Magye Fenoglio paced the defense with 20 digs, Amy O’Neal 13 and Madilynn Cable eight.
Kady Hackley pounded down a Nocona-best eight kills while Cable had seven. Sherese Price contributed six kills, Mackie Trumbull five kills and Payton Ferguson four.
Makenzie Breeze had one solo ace block and one ace block assist to round out front-row statistics.

Holliday defeats Bowie
The Bowie volleyball team qualified for the playoffs last season, but that won’t be the case in 2014.
Holliday, performing with the postseason on the line for the Lady Eagles, defeated Bowie by scores of 25-22, 25-19, 25-19. Read more in the weekend Bowie News, including final season district standings.

Nocona’s Amy O’Neal watches her serve during a District 3A-9 match on Oct. 25 against Henrietta. O’Neal recorded 13 digs in Tuesday’s three-set victory over Paradise. Click on the image itself for the complete photo. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)