Panthers clip Condon/Wheeler in title game

By Observer staff November 09, 2013 07:14 pm

REDMOND — All eyes were on Emma Bowers and Malia Mills of the Imbler volleyball during the Class 1A state volleyball championship game.

 

Deservedly so.

They helped the Panthers jump out to a 2-1 lead against Condon/Wheeler Saturday night.

But, it was senior Stephanie McGilvray who emerged onto the scene in the fourth set to give Imbler its third state volleyball title.

McGilvray had not recorded a kill in the first three sets, before erupting for five in the deciding set, allowing the Panthers to win 25-19, 24-26, 25-22, 25-21.

The Knights tried to force a fifth set, leading 21-15 in the fourth set.

Mills, the Old Oregon League Player of the Year, recorded her final kill of the match, making the score, 25-16.

That kill sent Mills to the line, where she stayed for the rest of the game.

Imbler scored the final 10 points of the match.

Read the rest of the story in Monday’s edition of The Observer.