Thunder back in title match

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Medina-Pingree-Buchanan has a shot a tidying up some unfinished business Thursday in Napoleon.

The Thunder topped South Border 3-1 Tuesday in the semifinals of the District 6 volleyball tournament, sending M-P-B back to the championship match where it fell to South Border 3-1 last season in Ashley.

The Thunder (32-3) will face Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter (14-16) in the title match Thursday at 7 p.m. The Imperials scooted past Linton-HMB 3-1 in Tuesday's semifinals.

M-P-B's Taylor Sabinash (14), Megan Moser (14) and Halle Uehran (12) combined for 40 kills against the Mustangs. Halle Uehran and Hannah Bohl posted match highs with 20 digs and 38 assists, respectively.

Myckea Gross paced South Border with nine kills.

The host Imperials received 13 kills and 20 digs from Kaylin Weigel in defeating the Lions 25-18, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20. Abigail Bitz turned up 41 assists in the victory.

Linton-HMB's Bailey Hulm recorded 23 assists and five ace serves.

Thursday's Region 3 tournament qualifiers has Linton-HMB (18-16) facing Kidder County (8-13) and South Border (11-23) facing Strasburg-Zeeland (3-22) starting at 4 p.m.

District 6 volleyball tournament

At Napoleon

Semifinals

Medina-Pingree-Buchanan 3, South Border 0

MPB 25 25 25

SB 15 21 9

MPB—Kills: Taylor Sabinash 14, Megan Moser 14, Halle Uehran 12, Eva Reich 2. Digs: Uehran 20, Moser 15, Hannah Bohl 11, Janaya Huff 10, Lauren Moser 6, Sabinash 4, Reich 3. Blocks: Sabinash 2, Reich 1. Aces: Sabinash 3, L. Moser 3, M. Moser 1. Assists: Bohl 38, L. Moser 2.

SB—Aces: Myckea Gross 3. Kills: Gross 9, Hannah vanGorkom 3, Kaelie Kosiak 2, Faith Dockter 1, Emily St. Aubin 1. Blocks: Dockter 1. Assists: Kelsey Kosiak 14, Gross 1. Digs: Gross 9, Dockter 7, Sara Melom 4, St. Aubin 4, Enolla Harris 3, Racheal Rueb 2, Kosiak 2, vnGorkom 1.

Records: M-P-B 32-3; South Border 11-23.

Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 3, Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock 1

NGS 25 20 25 25

LHMB 18 25 14 20

NGS—Aces: Alexa Young 1, Kaylin Weigel 1. Kills: Weigel 13, Young 10, Kassie Breidenbach 8, Hailey Sperle 7, Abby Christofferson 6, Abigail Bitz 1. Blocks: Young 2, Breidenbach 1, Weigel 1, Sperle 1. Assists: Bitz 41, Christofferson 2, Sperle 2. Digs: Christofferson 28, Veronica Schwartzenberger 20, Breidenbach 20, Wegiel 20, Bitz 18, Young 14, Sperle 7.

LHMB—Aces: Bailey Hulm 3, MaKayla Ptacek 2, Teegan Scheer 2, Jaycee Richter 1, Brooke Vander Laan 1, Callie Hase 1. Kills: Destiny Wenger 8, Sierra Bosch 7, Vander Laan 5, Sadie Bosch 4, Ptacek 2, Cassie Gefroh 2. Blocks: Wenger 2, Sierra Bosch 2, Sadie Bosch 2, Taiya Schmidt 2. Assists: Hulm 23, Vander Laan 2, Richter 1. Digs: Richter 24, Hulm 14, Vander Laan 12, Scheer 11, Ptacek 6, Wenger 4, Sierra Bosch 3, Gefroh 2, Hase 1, Sadie Bosch 1.

Records: NGS 14-16; LHMB 18-16.