Bison, Trojan impact All-Star volleyball match
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — McCook’s Jayceea Hanson and Cambridge alum Kaelie Tomlin did their best to lead an East victory at Saturday’s 35th annual West Nebaska All-Star Volleyball match.
Tomlin delivered a team-high 12 assists while showing the skills that helped Cambridge capture a district championship last fall. The Trojans advanced into Class C-2 state tourney play where they battled defending champ Johnson Brock.
No East All-Star could stop Hanson’s four ace blocks at the net.
The McCook Community College recruit showed again why she became a powerful Bison front-line force during each of these past two seasons.
Tomlin also made 13 defensive digs to go with five service points.
However, the West All-Stars countered with University of Wyoming signee Emerson Czya from Alliance.
Cyza zoomed 17 kills past East defenders and added 19 digs.
Those efforts powered the West to a 25-20, 25-14, 27-29, 25-20, 15-8 triumph in Scottsbluff’s Cougar Palace.
Cyza earned West Most Valuable Player honors while East MVP went to Cody Kilgore’s Addison Johnson with her seven kills and six digs.
Hanson did take home the East All-Star scholarship as she gets ready to play for McCook Community College’s volleyball team this fall.
Hanson and Tomlin were the only Gazette-area players participating.
MCC’s own Wild West All-Star match is set for Saturday, June 22 with Hanson and Bison classmate Robin Grigg on the East squad besides many other area All-Stars. Match time is 3 p.m.