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The NDSS Islanders were among local senior girls' volleyball teams participating in the Spank It tournament at the VIU gym.

Nanaimo District Secondary School Islanders senior girls’ volleyball players Laura Greene

Nanaimo District Secondary School Islanders senior girls’ volleyball players Laura Greene

Nanaimo District Secondary School senior girls’ volleyball players Laura Greene, left, and Morgan Duchen go up for a block during a match against Campbell River Christian School on Friday at the Vancouver Island University gym. NDSS lost the first game 25-17 but won the second, 25-18.

The annual Asics Spank It invitational tournament involved 26 teams and was held at three gyms around the city. The Timberline Wolves won the tourney for the second straight year and the top team from the Nanaimo school district was the Ladysmith 49ers, who placed fifth.