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Wed. October 13, 2010 | Patti McDonald

TAMPA — In a pivotal District 6A-8 matchup against Bloomingdale on Tuesday night, Plant continued its winning ways. The Panthers beat Bloomingdale in dominating fashion, 25-15, 25-12, 25-8. With the victory, Plant clinches the top seed in the district tournament.

Plant coach Leanna Taylor said the team’s success is largely dependent on the seniors.

“We have strong senior leadership that understands their role at this point of the season, and they are helping us move forward and concentrate on our next situation, which is postseason play,” Taylor said.

One of those seniors, outside hitter Alex Johnson, who has orally committed to Georgetown, led Plant with 16 kills.

"A big part of (our dominating play) is having everybody back,” said Johnson, who was out early in the season with an ankle injury. “This is the first game since I went out (against Berkeley Prep) that we have had a full team back.”

Other leaders for Plant were junior middle back Brynn Fruhmorgan with nine kills and junior setter Maren Douglas posting 45 assists. Bloomingdale’s Nicole Higgins added eight kills and Danielle Jenkins tallied seven kills.

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