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North Douglas junior Nicki Derrick, shown in action against Rogue Valley Adventist during a playoff match last week, contributed 17 assists, 10 digs, seven kills and two aces in Friday's quarterfinal victory over Days Creek in Redmond.

North Douglas defeated Days Creek in four sets in their OSAA Class 1A volleyball  tournament quarterfinal match Friday morning at Ridgeview High School in Redmond.

North Douglas won 25-21, 16-25, 25-18, 25-14 in the fifth match between the two Douglas County teams this season. The Warriors improved to 27-6 overall, while the Wolves dropped to 21-9.

The teams split their first four contests earlier this season, and Days Creek defeated the Warriors to win the Skyline League tournament title, but in state tournament play North Douglas was able to turn it up and secure the win.

Arianna Helgren had 17 kills and 22 digs for North Douglas against Days Creek. Abby Whipple added nine kills, 23 assists and 12 digs, Nicki Derrick chipped in 17 assists, 10 digs, seven kills and two aces, and Rilie-Jo Olds made four blocks.

"I was pleased with the way my team played," N.D. coach Anne Campbell said. "We got a little tentative in the second set, but became more aggressive and played well."

Joleen Crume led Days Creek with 12 kills. Kyla Crume added 17 assists, six digs, four aces, four kills and three blocks, and Moriah Michaels added 16 digs.

"We got outplayed today. North Douglas was the better team," D.C. coach Ron Dunn said. "They caught up to us in the third set and never looked back."

Last year Days Creek fell to North Douglas in the consolation semifinals of the tournament. The Warriors went on to win the consolation bracket for a fourth-place finish.

St. Paul defeated Perrydale, 25-10, 25-13, 25-22 in the other early Friday quarterfinal match. The other quarterfinal matches were won by No. 3 Hosanna Christian (29-1) and No. 2 Powder Valley (32-0).

Days Creek moves into the consolation bracket, and will play Perrydale (26-7) at 8 a.m. Saturday in an elimination match. North Douglas will play top-seeded St. Paul (28-0) in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

This story will be updated online at nrtoday.com as more information becomes available.

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Sanne Godfrey is the education reporter for The News-Review.

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