PORTLAND The Portland High volleyball team will head into the District 9-AAA Tournament on a high note after defeating visiting Station Camp in five games on Thursday evening.
The Lady Panthers won by a 23-25, 25-16, 25-27, 25-13, 15-13 margin.
Senior Abby Akins led Portland (28-6 overall, 13-1 in District 9-AAA) with 32 kills and seven blocks, and she also provided 11 digs and four aces.
Freshman Marlayna Bullington finished with a team-high nine aces and 14 digs, while sophomore Rachel Jennings led the Lady Panthers with 19 assists.
Junior Bailey Thornton added 17 assists for Portland, who had clinched the District 9-AAA regular season title prior to Thursday’s contest.
Station Camp’s district record fell to 9-5, and the Lady Bison will be the fourth seed in the district tournament, which begins Monday at Wilson Central High School. The Lady Bison will face fifth-seeded Mt. Juliet
Portland will play eighth-seeded Gallatin.
District 9-AAA Tournament
All matches to be played at Wilson Central High School
2:30 p.m., No. 4 seed Station Camp vs. No. 5 seed Mt. Juliet
4 p.m., No. 1 seed Portland vs. No. 8 seed Gallatin
5:30 p.m., No. 2 seed Lebanon vs. No. 7 seed Wilson Central
7 p.m., No. 3 seed Beech vs. No. 6 seed Hendersonville
5 p.m., Station Camp/Mt. Juliet winner vs. Portland/Gallatin winner
6:30 p.m., Lebanon/Wilson Central winner vs. Beech/Hendersonville winner
6 p.m., Championship match