Vancleave, Resurrection, Hancock advance to state volleyball semifinals

Payton McKerchie
Payton McKerchie Vancleave High School

Vancleave beat Germantown 25-18, 24-26, 12-25, 25-19, 15-13 in the second round of the Class II state volleyball playoffs on Saturday.

The Lady Bulldogs (28-6) will play Lewisburg in the state semifinals on Friday at 3 p.m. at Millsaps College. Payton McKerchie led Vancleave with 13 kills, Cheyenne Strickland added 12 kills and 33 digs, Paige Davis had 30 assists, 25 service points and three aces.

Resurrection advances: The Lady Eagles beat Bassfield 25-7, 25-12, and 25-12 in the second round of the Class I state playoffs. Resurrection will play in the state semifinals at 4 p.m. Friday at Belhaven College.

Hancock advances: The Lady Hawks needed all five sets to beat Brandon 25-23, 25-17, 21-25, 23-25 and 15-13 in the second round of the Class III state playoffs. Hancock will face Tupelo in the state semifinals Friday at Millsaps.

OLA waits: Our Lady Academy will face Monday’s Belmont-St. Joe winner in the Class I semifinals at 6 p.m. Friday at Belhaven.