GBSSAA girls’ volleyball championships set

CHAMPIONSHIP BOUND – The Bishop Michael Eldon Lady Warriors are championship bound in the Rozena Nesbitt/Oriel Knowles High School Volleyball League. Both junior and senior girls advanced to this Friday’s Championship Jamboree to be played at the St. George’s Gymnasium. (PHOTO: SHAYNE STUBBS) 

With the Championship Jamboree all set for this Friday at the St. George’s Gymnasium, it was gut check time in the junior and senior girls divisions. This past Tuesday afternoon at the Jack Hayward Gymnasium, Friday’s junior and senior girls championship match-ups were determined as both Bishop Michael Eldon squads advanced to their respective championship show downs. 

As the number two seeded team in the junior division, the Warriors clicked on all cylinders, they vanquished the number three seeded Tabernacle Falcons 2-0. The Warriors blitzed to a 21-8 first set victory, and followed that performance with a 21-12 close- out victory in the second set. 

As for the senior girls, the number one seeded Warriors needed only two sets to knock off the number four seeded Eight Mile Rock Blue Jays, 2-0. The Warriors eventually took the first set by a score of 21-14. After a stronger effort by the Blue Jays, however, it proved not enough as the Warriors dug deep to shut the door on the Blue Jays, 21-17. 

The junior Warriors will take on the number one seeded Sunland Stingers, who defeated the Lucaya International Buccaneers, 2-0 over at the St. George’s Gymnasium. The Stingers took care of the Bucs with 21-13 victories in both sets. 

As for the senior Warriors, they will face the St. George’s Jaguars who also defeated the Buccaneers in two sets. the Jaguars took care of business in the first set with a 21-11 victory. The second was a “barn burner” but ultimately the Jags avoided a third set with a 24-22 outcome of set two. 

The junior and senior boys’ championship picture was left to be determined yesterday afternoon. In the junior boys semifinals, the number one seeded Tabernacle Falcons took on the number four seeded St. George’s Jaguars, while the number two seeded Blue Jays took on the number three seeded Warriors. 

In the senior boys semifinals, the number one seeded Jack Hayward Wildcats faced the number four seeded Stingers. Meanwhile the number two seeded Falcons took on the number three seeded Jaguars. The results of those games were not known up to press time. 

This Friday’s jamboree kicks off with the junior girls championship beginning at 4:00 p.m., followed by the junior boys championship beginning at 4:30 p.m. The senior girls championship will commence at 5:00 p.m. with the senior boys championship ending the afternoon at 5:30 p.m. 

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