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Demopolis volleyball downs Sumter Central for area win

Halfway through their area schedule for the season, the Demopolis Lady Tigers stand at a perfect 3-0 in the area with Tuesday night’s win over Sumter Central.

Demopolis won three sets to none with wins of 25-14, 25-19 and 25-11. Head coach Angela Sanders said she thought her team could have played much better.

“We play to the level of our competition,” she said. “When we play great teams, we play great, and when we play OK teams, we play OK. We’re not playing where we should be playing. We’ve got to learn a way to get hyped before games and figure out how to pick up our enthusiasm before games.”

Jade Montgomery sets up a teammate during Tuesday night's win over Sumter Central.

Jade Montgomery sets up a teammate during Tuesday night’s win over Sumter Central.

In the first set of the match, Sumter Central stayed within two or three points of Demopolis and took a 12-11 lead before the Lady Tigers went on a 10-point run to take a 21-12 lead and control of the set.

In the second set, the Lady Jaguars never led, but they kept it close throughout the set. With Demopolis leading 21-19, the Lady Tigers scored four points in a row to win the set.

The third set was all Demopolis, as the Lady Tigers scored in bunches, leading to a 25-11 win.

Napoleon Roberson serves for Demopolis.

Napoleon Roberson serves for Demopolis.

Alex Barnett and Ann Taylor Wood both had good games when serving, and Jade Montgomery had a good night setting up teammates at the net.

Demopolis will be back in action Thursday night at home as they host Dallas County in another area match at 5 p.m.