BHS regains swagger, tops AFHS

  • Makayla Anderson of BHS had one of her best outings with 14 assists against AFHS.

Coming off a tough volleyball loss to Batesburg-Leesville High, Barnwell High was in need of a bounce-back game Thursday at home against region rival Allendale-Fairfax High.

For Barnwell High the mission was accomplished. Fueled by the plays of Makayla Anderson, Camryn Holloway and Kyra Shuler, the Lady Warhorses regained their swagger with a convincing three-set victory.

Makayla Anderson turned in her best outing of the season with a team-leading 14 assists to go along with nine serving points. Holloway, who continues to be a force on the front line, paced the team with seven kills and five blocks. Shuler had a good, all-round performance with 11 assists, seven serving points, four kills and four digs.

With the win, Barnwell High moves to 5-2 in region play.

Barnwell High coach Carol Massengale said the team executed well.

“The team did a great job of digging and passing which made life easy for our setters,” Massengale said.

In set one, the Lady Warhorses scored a 25-9 win behind MaKayla Anderson’s nine serving point performance. Also playing well in the set was Kaylie Pridgen with six assists and three serving points. Makenzie Anderson added three serving points.

The Lady Tigers were led in the set by Jailia Bing with three serving points and assists. Janay Owens had three assists.

The second set was the most competitive of the evening with the Lady Warhorses holding on for a 25-21 win.

Offensively for the Lady Warhorses, the scoring belonged primarily to senior players as Kyra Shuler, Tori Sanders, Hannah Creech, Makayla Anderson and Kaylie Pridgen all contributed scoring four points. Camryn Holloway also had a strong game with three kills and two blocks.

For the Lady Tigers, Kosha Roberts led the team with six serving points, two kills and three assists. Janay Owen, who led the team with six assists, also added four digs. Kalvasia and Jaila each had four serving points.

In the third set, Kyra Shuler picked up right where she left off, scoring points in a 25-9 win. Julie Davis also joined in offensively with five serving points and three assists.

Others playing well included Haley Bodiford, Kayla Rapp, Anajae James, Olivia Shuler and Hannah Snider.