Rains earns VB bi-district win

TEAM MEMBERS, FROM LEFT: MGR: ETHAN MYERS #11 - SR. - DELANEY HILL #9 - SR. - TAYLOR PRUITT #12 - SOPH. - SUMMER NERKOWSKI #4 - SR. - ANNA HOOTEN #1 - SR. - KENNA KELLAM #5 - SOPH. - ELISSA ELLIOTT #8 - JR. - SHELBI SHEPPARD #13 - SR. - CHARLOTTE BRADSHAW #7 - SOPH. - MCKENNA HILDEBRANT HEAD COACH: KIM TALKINGTON

MOUNT PLEASANT - The Emory Rains Lady Cats opened the volleyball playoffs with a 3-0 win over the Pittsburg Lady Pirates Monday night.

Rains (35-7) won the bi-district contest 25-15, 25-21, 25-13.

The Lady Cats advance to area play to meet either Henderson or Longview Spring Hill later this week.

Leaders for the District 13-4A champion Lady Cats were Charlotte Bradshaw (14 kills, 2 aces), Taylor Pruitt (8 kills), Shelbi Sheppard (27 assists, 5 kills, 8 digs), McKenna Hildebrant (4 kills, 6 blocks), Delaney Hill (4 blocks), Summer Nerkowski (4 kills), Kenna Kellam (11 digs) and Anna Hooten (2 aces).

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