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Hancock wins Gulf Coast volleyball kickoff classic

Hancock High won the Gulf Coast Volleyball Kickoff Classic.
Hancock High won the Gulf Coast Volleyball Kickoff Classic. Hancock High

Hancock won the Gulf Coast kickoff volleyball Classic on Saturday in Bay St. Louis.

The Lady Hawks beat OLA 25-19, 25-23 in the tournament finals.

Hancock also defeated St. Joseph, East Central, Petal, Ocean Springs, Brandon. Hancock never lost a set.

“Our girls played pretty solid all day,” Hancock coach Rick Rechtien said. “It was a great tournament. We had many close sets.”

Maddie Ladner led Hancock with 52 points, 26 aces, 52 kills, 16 blocks, 96 assists and 26 digs. Rylee Swilley had 27 points, 6 aces, 42 kills, 14 blocks and 26 digs. Catie Ladner had 27 points, 33 kills and 30 digs. Maleah Austin had 49 points and 16 aces.

Ocean Springs had several standouts. Amelia Moore had 16 kills, nine aces, five solo blocks. Chloe Coulter finished with 19 kills, 17 digs, and seven aces. Peyton Emperley had 32 assists

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones

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