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CMS tops Maumelle Charter in straight sets

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Cutter Morning Star sealed a 2A-Central victory in three sets on Tuesday against Maumelle Charter despite a rough finish to the match.

The Lady Eagles (12-9, 6-3) prevailed, 25-8, 25-21, 25-18, for a second win this season against the Lady Falcons (6-14, 4-6).

"I want to give credit to Maumelle Charter and the effort and grit that their team displayed," said Cutter Morning Star head coach Brittany Senn.

"I think we came out in the first set and we played very much like we can and had intensity, but the next sets after that, we kind of just went through the motions and were just there. So, I want to give credit to Maumelle for keeping their intensity up."

Maumelle Charter failed to break junior setter Haley Scott's consistent service in the initial set. She set the high for the night with 11 straight service points.

Scott added 10 assists, three kills and a pair of aces. Junior outside hitter Kara Kinkaid paced the Lady Eagles with 12 kills, three aces, two digs and one assisted block.

"I feel like Kara Kinkaid got a kill just about every time she touched the ball," added Senn. "No. 8, Trinity Raper, I felt like got several kills at the net and blocks; big player there. I felt like No. 31 (sophomore setter Brecken Knott-Debord) played an all-around solid game and our other setter, No. 13 (Scott)."

Knott-Debord tallied five assists, a pair of aces and two kills. Junior libero Madison Bellomy facilitated the back line as she collected eight digs.

Middle Trinity Raper had eight kills, two assists and two solo blocks. Freshman Kendyll Knott-Debord added five kills with two assisted blocks and two service aces.

Junior outside hitter McKenna Knott-Debord also collected two aces with four kills.

"It was simply a lack of intensity that I was not happy with," explained Senn. "We play Quitman Thursday. If we win that, we're sitting second. It's a tough conference.

"Conway Christian is right there with us, St. Joe is No. 1. We're all right there with them, so it's going to be a good battle."

Quitman (3-9, 2-7) will be the home team today. Conway Christian (9-7, 6-3) is scheduled for a road match today at Quest Academy of West Little Rock.

Sports on 10/11/2018

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