Lady Dragons end skid with victory at Middlesboro


Harlan’s Annie Hoskins went to the net for a point in action earlier this season. Hoskins and the Lady Dragons won at Middlesboro on Thursday.

Harlan broke a five-match losing streak and forced a three-way tie for the second seed in next week’s 52nd District Tournament with a 25-23, 25-18, 25-21 win Thursday at Middlesboro.
Carley Thomas led the 2-7 Lady Dragons with 26 digs, four service aces, 10 assists, three kills and two blocks. Annie Hoskins added 15 digs, three service aces, four assists, five blocks and two kills. Marissa Marlowe added 14 digs, three service aces, three assists, five blocks and two kills. Taylor Hall had 12 digs, three service aces and six assists. Bailee Maples contributed 10 digs, 10 assists, two service aces and four kills. Emma Owens had 10 digs, 10 assists, two service aces, four kills and one block.
Chloe Burchette led the 1-10 Lady Jackets with 19 digs, 16 assists, four service aces, eight blocks and six kills. Autumn Short had 15 digs, 14 assists, five kills, four blocks and two service aces. Harmony Goins added 14 digs, 12 assists, four blocks and one kill. Gabby Daniels added 19 assists and 13 digs. Emalee Sullivan added 15 assists, 12 digs, four kills, three blocks and two service aces. Emily Wilson had 11 assists, eight digs and two blocks.
Bell has clinched the top seed in the district tournament with Harlan County, Harlan and Middlesboro tied for second.
The two teams meet again Monday at Harlan.



Middlesboro’s Autumn Short finished off a point in action earlier this season. The Lady Jackets lost at home against Harlan on Thursday and will play the Lady Dragons again Monday at Harlan.