Lady Bears overcome slow start to win home opener


John Henson

Harlan County’s Emilee Eldridge went to the net to finish a point in the Lady Bears’ four-set win over Barbourville on Monday. It was the first home match of the season for the 1-1 Lady Bears.

Harlan County overcame a slow start, losing the first set to visiting Barbourville on Monday, before reeling off three straight sets to win 19-25, 25-10, 25-21, 25-13.
Lindsay Hall led the Lady Bears with 14 digs, nine kills and one assist. Destiny Cornett had 10 assists, three kills and one dig. Ashton Evans added seven digs, five kills, three aces and one assist. Kalista Dunn paced HCHS in aces with six to go with five digs and four kills. Kylee Hoiska contributed two aces, nine digs, four kills and one assist. Emilee Eldridge added three kills and two digs. Brooklyn Wood had five digs. Lesleigh Brown added one ace.
The Lady Bears return to action Thursday at home against Harlan in their district opener.
The Lady Bears won 21-7, 21-15 in junior varsity action. Taylor Clem led HCHS with nine straight points and four aces. Savannah Hill had five points and one ace. Kylee Moyers added one ace.
Harlan County opened its season last Monday with a 25-18, 21-25, 25-18, 25-18 loss at Perry Central.
Kalista Dunn led the Lady Bears with nine service aces, three kills, three digs and one assist. Kylee Hoiska had three aces, four digs and three kills. Lindsay Hall contributed four kills, three digs and one block. Destiny Cornett added seven assists, two kills and two digs. Ashton Evans had seven digs, one ace, one assist and three kills. Savannah Hill added three digs, one kill, one ace and one assist. Lesleigh Brown had two kills, two digs and one ace. Chloe Shelton added six assists, two digs and one ace. Brooklyn Wood contributed two kills.