KING — North Surry is on its way back to the championship match of the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference.
The Lady Hounds advanced to tonight’s final after downing county rival Surry Central for the third time this season, beating the Lady Eagles 25-9, 25-15, 25-12 Tuesday night at West Stokes High School.
North Surry (21-4 overall) had earned a first-round bye in the conference tournament as regular-season champions. Central earned its way into the semifinals by defeating South Stokes in a rubber match between the two schools after they split during the regular season. The Lady Hounds will return to King tonight to play either the host school or Forbush, who squared off in the nightcap later that evening for the other berth in the finals. Results of that match were not available at press time.
North Surry is the eight-time defending champion of the WPAC and has dominated again this year, not even losing a single set in conference play. The team is undefeated against non-4A competition and has held the No. 5 spot in the 2A ranks according to MaxPreps.com for several weeks.
Against Central, the Lady Hounds spread the wealth around, with six different players collecting kills and nine players with multiple digs. Statistical leaders for North Surry included Whitney Hall and Mikaela Johnson with six kills each, Dixie Fulk with 16 assists, Martha Holt with six service aces, Kaylee Freed with four blocks, and Maggie Hawks with 22 digs.