Lady Warhorses fall to WHHS

Although Barnwell High (2A) and Wade Hampton High (3A) are not in the same region anymore, they’re still considered rivals.

On Thursday in Hampton, the Barnwell and Wade Hampton volleyball teams renewed their rivalry and, just like in past games, the teams fought hard for bragging rights.

Unfortnately for the Barnwell High Lady Warhorses, round one of the rivalry went to Wade Hampton as the Lady Red Devils scored a four-set victory.

The match scoring went with WHHS taking the first two sets, 25-21 and 25-22. BHS rebounded for a 25-21 score in set three before WHHS reponded with a 25-11 win to close out the match.

For the Lady Warhorses, there was plenty of hurt to go around for a team that had plenty of chances for victory.

“I thought we played hard, but we just didn’t sustain the level of execution we needed to beat a good team like Wade Hampton,” Barnwell High coach Carol Massengale said.

“We had some really good things going for us like our serving, attacking and our passing. If we could’ve minimized our errors and taken advantage of a few more attack opportunities, then theoutcome could have been different.”

Senior Kaylie Pridgen led the Lady Warhorses offensively with 15 points, including eight on serves, 10 assists and six digs. Kyra Shuler and Tori Sanders also enjoyed good outings. Shuler finished with 11 assists, seven points, including four on serves and three digs. Sanders led the team in assists with 13. She also added seven serving points and two digs.

Several others playing well included Makayla Anderson with eight serving points and nine assists. Camryn Holloway added six kills, four assists and two blocks. Anagae James registered seven assists, six serving points and four digs.

Defensively for the team, Kaylie Pridgen, Tori Sanders, Hannah Creech, Makenzie Anderson and Julie Davis played well.