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SILVER LAKE — Senior setter Heather Lass exploded for 15 kills, 28 digs, 29 assists and 10 aces as Prospect fought back from a two-games deficit to pull out a 22-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-17, 15-12 Mountain Valley League volleyball win over North Lake on Saturday.
"It was close the whole way," Prospect coach Shelli Lass said.
Taylor Bernhardt added 15 kills and 27 digs and Taylor Reynolds had six kills and five blocks for the Cougars (16-3, 12-1 MVL). Also for Prospect, Miranda Hedgpeth had 23 digs.
Prospect went the distance for the first time this season to increase its winning streak to eight matches.
North Lake dropped its fifth in a row to fall to 2-10 in league play.
CLEARWATER CLASSIC — At Bend, after going winless in pool play, South Medford regrouped and made it to the finals in the bronze bracket at the 24-school tournament.
The Panthers lost to Mountain View, 24-26, 25-21, 15-9 in the title match.
South opened bracket play with a 25-18, 23-25, 15-8 victory over Thurston. Then the Panthers defeated Ashland, 20-25, 25-19, 15-11, in the semifinals.
South Medford was propelled by the senior leadership from middle Bree Polk, rightside hitter Bri Fidow and outside Brittney Cox.
Jesuit defeated Central Catholic in the gold bracket championship match.
GILCHRIST 3, BUTTE FALLS 1 — At Gilchrist, Butte Falls did a good job digging but dropped the road league match, 12-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-16.
Joli Hobbs, the Loggers' senior setter, contributed 19 assists, 12 aces, six digs and five blocks.
Senior middle Brittney Gorman and junior outside Brandi O'Keefe both had a team-high 14 digs.
Butte Falls also received 14 kills, seven digs and two blocks from senior outside Tamika Funk.