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Lady Canes capture Silver Division at Sequoyah Classic

Coming off a 1-1 start Friday evening at the 32-team Sequoyah Classic volleyball tournament, the Lady Canes won four of five matches Saturday to capture the event's Silver Division Championship.

The Lady Canes began Saturday with their third match in Pool B of the preliminary round against Newnan.

Cartersville edged the Lady Cougars 25-23 in the opening set, but Newnan rebounded to take sets two and three, 25-11 and 15-9.

Lauren Wenzell led Cartersville with five kills. Grace Hunter added seven assists for the Lady Canes.

The loss dropped Cartersville to third in their pool and into the Silver Bracket of the tournament, but the Lady Canes won four straight on their way to the division title.

In their Silver bracket opener, the Lady Canes defeated Morrow 25-9 and 25-12.

Standout players for Cartersville included Catie Heilman with five aces and two kills; Kameron Hendrix with four aces and nine assists; and Wenzell contributed four kills.

Next, Cartersville battled for three sets with Oconee County. The Lady Canes dropped the opening set 27-25 to the Lady Warriors, but rallied for a 25-22 win in set number two and a 15-11 win in the third set to take the match.

Heilman had 13 kills and six digs in the victory. Hunter totaled 18 assists.

In their fourth match of the day, Cartersville again battled through a three-set match with Eagles Landing Christian Academy to win 22-25, 25-12, and 15-7.

The victory over the Lady Chargers, advanced Cartersville to the Silver Division championship.

Hunter had nine assists and four aces for the Lady Canes. Anna Mathis added eight digs. Rebekah Stevens contributed four kills and Bella Corrigan totaled six digs.

Cartersville won the final round in straight sets over Northgate 25-22 and 25-23. Heilman had six kills and two aces in the championship. Hendrix contributed three assists and five aces. Hunter contributed 10 assists and five aces. Stevens finished with six kills, while Corrigan and Mathis added four digs each.

Cartersville (6-3) is scheduled to host Pepperell and Creekview Thursday beginning at 5pm at The Storm Center.

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