Lady Cats clinch top seed with win at HCHS


Chris Jones

Harlan County junior Destiny Cornett went to the net for a point in a district clash Thursday against visiting Bell County. The Lady Cats clinched the top seed with a 25-19, 25-18, 19-25, 25-22 victory.

The Harlan County Lady Bears watched their chance to tie for the 52nd District’s top seed slip away Tuesday with a 25-19, 25-18, 19-25, 25-22 loss to visiting Bell County.
Lindsay Hall led the Lady Bears with 15 digs, eight kills and two service aces. Destiny Cornett added 13 assists, two digs, two blocks and one kill. Kalista Dunn added nine digs, seven kills and two aces. Ashton Evans contributed eight digs and three kills. Kylee Hoiska had nine digs, four kills, one ace and one assist. Lesleigh Brown added four aces and four digs. Chloe Shelton had nine assists, two aces, two digs and one kill. Savannah Hill added six digs, one ace and one assist. Emilee Eldridge chipped in with four kills and one dig. Brooklyn Wood added five digs.
The 5-7 Lady Bears will play Knox Central on Thursday at HCHS.
Harlan suffered back-to-back losses this week, falling 25-10, 25-19, 25-17 on Monday against Knox Central and 25-20, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22 on Tuesday against Pineville.
Emma Owens led Harlan against Knox Central with 10 digs, three assists, one kill and one service ace. Ella Farley added 12 digs and one ace. Annie Hoskins had four blocks, two kills, two aces one assist and one dig. Ava Nunez added six digs and four aces.
Owens also paced the Lady Dragons against Pineville with 12 digs and six assists. Hoskins had 11 kills, four digs, three aces and three blocks. Carley Thomas added eight aces, five digs, four kills, three assists and two blocks. Farley contributed nine digs, three assists and one ace.
The 7-9 Lady Dragons close their district schedule Thursday at Middlesboro.