CAMPTON – September 13, 2022 – Brendon D. Miller
Coach Ben White and his Lady Wolves did it again, as they are tops in the 14th Region All A for the fifth consecutive year topping Knott Central 3-1 in an excellent match on Saturday.
The Championship Game worked out as many thought as Knott Central defeated Hazard in the first semi-final 3-0 (25-13, 25-7, 25-16), while Wolfe defeated Jackson City in the second semi-final also 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-14).
Knott Central opened the match on fire and surged to the win in the first set 25-17. Knott then was on the verge of taking the second set as the Lady Patriots led 22-16. Wolfe then streaked to seven straight points to take the lead 23-22, and then after Knott tied the score at 23, took the final two points to even the match at one set each.
Wolfe controlled the third set 25-12 and then won an excellent fourth set 25-21 to take the Regional Title and punch their ticket to Richmond again.
Wolfe was led by Ginger Johnson with 16 kills, 10 digs and 7 aces, while Naoma Noble had 15 kills. Grace Whisman se the table with 20 assists and eight digs, and Jade Carroll recorded 17 digs. Abigail Noble added nine assists, five digs and 3 aces.
The Lady Wolves open the All A State Tournament on Friday Night in Pool Play as they will face Paintsville at 6:00 PM on Court #4, and Presentation at 7:30 PM on the McBrayer Main Court. On Saturday morning Wolfe will play Williamsburg again on Court #4. The top two teams in each pool will advance to the Championship Bracket and teams 3 and 4 in the pool play in the Consolation Bracket.