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North Lamar Pantherettes advance in playoffs

Contributing to the Pantherettes successful volleyball season at North Lamar beginning front left are Lexie Stephens, Rachael Freeman, Lauren Coursey, Kayla Igleheart and Hannah Igleheart; second row, Karlee Alexander and Manager Tanna Huie; third row, Skylar Dillen, Bailey Jones, Ashleigh McFatridge and Sydney Foy; back row, Baylee Maughon, Bailey Foy, Ashley Miller and Ashley White.
Contributing to the Pantherettes successful volleyball season at North Lamar beginning front left are Lexie Stephens, Rachael Freeman, Lauren Coursey, Kayla Igleheart and Hannah Igleheart; second row, Karlee Alexander and Manager Tanna Huie; third row, Skylar Dillen, Bailey Jones, Ashleigh McFatridge and Sydney Foy; back row, Baylee Maughon, Bailey Foy, Ashley Miller and Ashley White.

Mt. Pleasant – North Lamar once again needed a dramatic game in order to advance to in the volleyball playoffs. After beating Gilmer on Saturday in five sets, the Pantherettes played Rains on Tuesday night in the Regional Quarterfinal.

North Lamar lost the first set to Rains (22-25) but won the next two (25-21, 29-27). The fourth set started out with North Lamar up 13-7. Rains would proceed to finish the set on an 18-4 run as they tied the game at two sets a piece.

The fifth and decisive set was dominated by the Pantherettes and especially Ashleigh McFatridge. The Junior took the game over and dominated at the net with block after block while providing the offense as well. Ashleigh had no problem spiking the ball all over the court as North Lamar won 15-9 in the final set.

With the win, North Lamar will face Decatur on Friday night at 8 pm at Mesquite Poteet for the Regional Tournament.

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