Mount Pulaski clinches sectional championship; Hartsburg-Emden falls short in a tough battle

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[November 07, 2015]  MOUNT PULASKI - Mount Pulaski earned yet another sectional championship Thursday night in Pawnee. The Lady Toppers defeated Raymond-Lincolnwood 25-6 and 25-22 to advance to the super sectional.

Maddy Davis led the Lady Toppers offense with 10 kills and fellow senior Lilly Pickett added 4 kills and 4 digs. Freshman Skylar Hayes had 5 kills and 6 digs and Alexandra Beckers had 20 assists and 8 digs. Finally for Mount Pulaski freshman Abigail Fitzpatrick contributed 8 digs and 2 aces while Emilee Burge had 9 digs and 3 aces.

Mount Pulaski will play Cissna Park on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Effingham St. Anthony. The winner will advance to the state tournament at Redbird Arena in Normal.

Meanwhile, Hartsburg-Emden's season came to end as Lexington defeated the Lady Stags 23-25, 25-20 and 27-25.

Kaylee Beekman led Hartem with 16 kills and Anna Hayes had 11 kills. Emme Olson had 8 digs and Adreanna Vetter had 39 assists and 5 blocks.

The Lady Stags ended the season with a 33-6 record.

[Teena Lowery / Photo by Shawn Trimmer]


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