The Pumpkin Center Lady Panthers beat the Lincolnton Wildcats 3-2; 25-8, 22-25, 25-15, 18-25, 15-11 on Wednesday.
Top scorers for the Wildcats were: Hannah Hawk 21 points, Rachel Lanier 18 points, Brittney Morrow 17 points, 1 ace.
Skylar Wilson contributed with 8 points, Mogran Wolf had five points and Ashton Ritter had four points.
Other scorers were: Maggie Cline had three points, one ace, Gabby Sharpe had three points, Olivia Thompson two points. Emily Brown, Morgan Turner and Najah Mungro each chipped in with one point.
Despite the loss, head coach Patrick Houser was able to draw some positives from the match.
â€œIâ€™m very proud of the girls. Twelve out of 16 girls scored points. I would also like to thank all students and staff for their support in attending,â€ he said.
The Wildcats will next be in action on Monday at Burns. They are now 1-1 on the season.
On Tuesday, the Lady Wildcats beat East Rutherford 3-0; 25-16, 25-18, 25-17.
Hawk paced Lincolnton with 17 points, two aces. Morrow had 14 points, one ace, while Rachel Lanier had 13 points, one ace.
Other Lincolnton scorer were: Ritter and Wilson with five points each. Sharpe and Turner with four points each and Stephanie Brown and Emily Brown had three points respectively.
Mungro and Harley Roberts contributed with two, while Thompson and Wolf had one point each. Thompson also had an ace.
Tracy Beal won Lincoln County Bass Masterâ€™s October Tounament held at Mountain Island Lake last Saturday.
Bealâ€™s total was six pounds, seven ounces. James Martin finished second with five pounds, four ounces.
Stanley Hedrick earned third place with four pounds, 11 ounces.
The big fish for the tournament was caught by Beal and weighed two pounds, 12 ounces.
The next tournament will be Nov. 6 on Falls Lake.
Lady Wolf Deborah Woodrum shot her way into an 11th place finish in the North Carolina High School Athletic Assocation State Championship on Tuesday.
Woodrum shot an 83 then 82 for a total of 165. The championship was held at the Club at Longleaf.
East Hendersonâ€™s Blair Lamb won the state title shooting a 68-72 for her third consecutive individual title. by John Mark Brooks