Lexi Packard had seven service points and six kills to lead Big 12 Conference volleyball champion Bloomington High School to a 25-14, 25-15 win at Lincoln on Thursday.

Bett O'Neal chipped in 18 assists and three blocks while Grace Sanders added seven kills for the Purple Raiders (22-11).

Lincoln (19-11) got eight kills from Grace Bossingham and 15 assists from Morgan Lolling.

Central downs Unity: Central Catholic defeated Tolono Unity, 25-16, 19-25, 25-8, in an Illini Prairie Conference match at Bloomington.

Olympia downs IVC: Kalli Terrell's nine kills and the 21 assists of Kaelyn Leverson led Olympia to a 25-23, 25-19 Illini Prairie Conference victory over IVC at Stanford. Emme Olson had 11 digs for the Spartans.

Woodland wins: Lone senior Bella Estes had 12 kills and three blocks for host Woodland during a 25-19, 25-18 Senior Night win over Lowpoint-Washburn.

Dwight falls: Leah Flynn and Lucy Rieke had four kills each in Dwight's 25-23, 25-12 Sangamon Valley Conference loss to PBL at Dwight. Karah Colebank added eight assists and six digs for the Trojans.

Roanoke prevails: Host Roanoke-Benson received seven kills and nine assists from Paige Sauder in a 25-16, 25-23 victory over Ottawa Marquette at Roanoke. Maddy Oltman and Brynn Rossman each had 11 digs for the Rockets.

Mount Pulaski falls in three: Skylar Hayes had 10 kills, Isabella Wade 14 assists and Savanah Moore 12 digs in Mount Pulaski's 25-22, 16-25, 27-25 loss at Jacksonville.

Clinton tops Sullivan: Madi Filkin had 10 kills, eight digs and seven assists for Clinton in a 25-10, 25-20 victory at Sullivan. Delaney Woodbury added 12 assists for the Maroons, who received eight digs and three aces from Raymi Dial.


Lexington upsets Eureka: Lexington upended top-seeded Eureka, 23-25, 25-18, 15-13, in a Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament semifinal at Mackinaw.

The fourth-seeded Minutemen received 26 assists from Emma White and 17 digs from Lauren Boyd to advance to Saturday's 7 p.m. championship match against Deer Creek-Mackinaw. Lauren Boyd and Tia Hardt each had eight kills for the Minutemen (26-6).

Hailey Flowers had 13 kills for Eureka (25-7). Maddie McCunn added 18 assists and 16 service points. Courtney Heffren had 16 digs for the Hornets.

Dee-Mack advances to final: No. 2 seed Deer Creek-Mackinaw advanced to Saturday's 7 p.m. final thanks to a 25-14, 25-16 semifinal victory over No. 3 seed Tri-Valley.

The Chiefs (25-6-1) received eight kills from Carson Smalley, 15 assists from Morgan Burr, three blocks fom Ashley Melton and nine digs from Lydia Wiegnand.

Tri-Valley (25-4) was led by Hannah Clayton's seven kills and two-and-a-half blocks. Lauren Gilmore provided 16 assists while Ryleigh Warfel had 13 digs.

Tri-Valley wins quarterfinal: Clayton and Warfel had seven kills apiece to lead Tri-Valley to a 25-18, 25-19 quarterfinal win over No. 6 seed Flanagan-Cornell. Warfel also had 11 digs.

Gilmore added 18 assists and five aces for the Vikings while Kendall Peck had two-and-a-half blocks.

Lexington outlasts Heyworth: Hardt had 11 kills and a pair of blocks while White dished out 34 assists as Lexington scored a 25-18, 27-29, 15-10 win over Heyworth in an HOIC quarterfinal. Raelyn Payne added 15 digs. Haley Sieg had 11 kills for fifth-seed Heyworth with Amber Tomlin contributing 21 assists and 10 digs.

EPG foils Fisher: In consolation action, No. 10 seed El Paso-Gridley (13-11) topped No. 14 seed Fisher, 25-12, 25-14, with help from Madi Funk's five kills. Cheyenne Carr added 11 assists for the Titans while Ashlyn Stone chipped in 14 service points and Lauryn Mool had seven digs.

LeRoy trips Ridgeview: In consolation play, No. 11 seed LeRoy downed No. 12 seed Ridgeview, 25-21, 26-24. Danielle Hanshew had eight kills for the Panthers while Megan Claunch provided 11 assists. Other LeRoy leaders were Cara Levingston (four blocks), Mack Kerns (12 digs) and Kelly Smith (seven service points).

Ridgeview's Mya Tinsley and Kelly Jones had eight kills apiece. Jones also had eight assists while Tinsley notched five blocks. River Rosales had 26 digs and 10 service points.

Blue Ridge triumphs: In a consolation semifinal, No. 9 seed Blue Ridge (22-9) dropped No. 13 seed GCMS, 25-10, 25-21, with help from Maddie Hopkins' six kills. Avery Fisher added 14 assists for the Knights while Hannah Brackenhoff had nine digs.


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