December 4, 2009


McGraw, DeRuyter spikers both winners


Bob Ellis/staff photographer
Alicia Augur, of McGraw, reaches in a block attempt on a shot by Samantha Keith (9), of Brookfield, Thursday night during the Eagles’ four-set victory in their CCL opener.

The McGraw girls’ volleyball team got its Central Counties League season underway Thursday evening with a 17-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-23 win over visiting Brookfield.
In another league volleyball matchup, defending champion DeRuyter opened its season with a 15-25, 25-11, 25-13, 25-8 win over host Stockbridge Valley. The Cincinnatus girls’ basketball team lost to visiting LaFayette 41-19.
McGraw over Brookfield: Senior setter Kristen Guy had 25 assists and four kills for the Eagles, now 1-1 overall, while senior outside hitter Courtney Tillotson had 12 kills and six aces, senior outside hitter Nicole law eight kills and sophomore middle hitter Alicia Augur eight aces and four kills.
“The girls caught momentum from the end of the first game and took it through the last three with a constant attack of hits,” McGraw coach Bryan Patterson said. The eagles host Living Word Academy Monday in a non-league match.
DeRuyter over Stockbridge Valley: Senior setter-hitter Weslee Eckler had three kills, seven aces and nine assists as the Rockets won their season-opener. Junior setter-hitter Kayla Hampton had three kills, an ace and six assists, while junior middle hitter Amber Slocum added five kills, four aces and a block. DeRuyter hosts Cincinnatus on Tuesday.
LaFayette 41, Cincinnatus 19: The Red Lions trailed by just four, 10-6, at the end of the first quarter, but the Lancers took control of the game with an 11-0 second-quarter advantage. “They played ma n-to-man pressure defense the whole game, and we had way too many turnovers,” Cincy coach John Rutan said, his team now 0-2. “We started out fairly well, but missed some easy baskets early that could have settled things down and played nervous the whole game.”
Rosie Shevalier and Kelli Clark led the Red Lions with five points each, while Nadine D’Agostino and Elise Camilleri had 12 points apiece and Brenna Murray added 10 for LaFayette.
Cincy visits Morris on Wednesday.