Defending Class I champion OLA (21-12) had the home court advantage and the Crescents didn't waste any time in advancing into the second round. OLA defeated Magee 3-0. Coach Mike Myers has a young team with only two starters back from last year's state title team and the youngsters have gained experience and confidence with each passing week.
Resurrection took care of business by sweeping Bassfield 3-0. The Lady Eagles are now 27-4-1.
Sophomore Emma Funk came through with 14 service points and 12 kills. Eighth grader Rebecca Walk netted 10 kills as the Crescents travel to East Marion 4 p.m. Saturday in the second round of the playoffs.
Ocean Springs (29-9) swept Forest Hill in the Class III playoffs and will travel to Oak Grove on Saturday.
No. 6 ranked Hancock (23-10) beat No. 4 Brandon in the Kiln 3-0. The Lady Hawks dominated play.
Long Beach advanced in the Class II playoffs with a 3-0 sweep of Sumrall. The Region 7 champs improve to 18-5 on the season.
In other games Columbia defeated Bay High 3-1. Germantown knocked off Gautier 3-0. Ridgeland defeated Vancleave
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