Blue Devils sweep past BC

HAMILTON —The Maroons will have to go the long way to the Class A State tournament.

Corvallis knocked off Butte Central 25-17, 25-22, 25-19 in the undefeated semifinal match at the Southwestern A Divisional volleyball tournament Friday night.

Butte Central will play the winner of the Dillon-Anaconda match at 1 p.m. Saturday. If the Maroons win that match, they’ll clinch a state berth and take on Corvallis in the championship match, needing to beat the Blue Devils twice.

Danee Leary tallied 26 kills and 25 digs to lead the maroons in the loss.

Corvallis def. Butte Central, 25-17, 25-22, 25-19
Kills – Butte Central 26 (Danee Leary 26), Corvallis 27 (Laura Berner 10). Blocks – Butte Central 6 (Sierra Pica 4), Corvallis 5 (Kelsey Irwin 3). Digs – Butte Central 72 (Leary 24), Corvallis 82 (Berner 21). Assists – Butte Central 20 (Taylor Marthaller 12), Corvallis 23 (Alex Price 14). Aces – Butte Central 2 (Shannon McLaughlin, Mariah Cooney), Corvallis 9 (Berner 6).