The top three seeds from Region 8-3A advanced in the SCHSL Class 3A volleyball playoffs Wednesday, as Battery Creek and Bluffton swept their opponents and May River won a five-set thriller.
Top-seeded Battery Creek swept No. 4 seed Lake Marion 3-0 (25-17, 25-4, 25-13) behind 17 kills from Laiani McCullough, 12 kills and four blocks from Ta’Quasia Lampkin, 10 kills and eight blocks from Dazanni Hinton, and 43 assists from McKenzie Young.
No. 2 seed Bluffton beat No. 3 seed Timberland 3-0 (25-11, 25-19, 25-12), and No. 3 seed May River upset No. 2 Hanahan 3-2 (14-25, 25-22, 22-25, 26-24, 15-12) behind a team-high 13 kills from Chynna Sneed.
The Dolphins will host No. 2 seed Gilbert in Monday’s second round, while Bluffton will travel to No. 1 seed Strom Thurmond and May River will travel to top-seeded Waccamaw.
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