With two regular season games left to go, the Mathews High School varsity girls’ basketball team remains in a first-place tie with West Point for the Tidewater District title. MHS lost to AA York and picked up a district win over King William in the week’s action
The MHS girls played well Saturday in their regular season home finale but fell short to the powerful York Falcons, 43-37. Mathews fought hard, coming back from a five-point deficit in the first quarter, to tie York at the half, 23-23.
York pulled ahead by seven points in the third quarter, and held on for the win. Before the game, Mathews High School honored its five seniors, three of whom are four-year varsity players. These seniors were Sharese Jarvis, Lindsay Collins, Maggie Scribe, Ashley Forrest and Sarah Burnette. Also recognized were manager CeCe Davis and cheerleader Morgan Hudgins.
Collins and Jarvis were leading scorers with 14 points each. Scribe (four points), Forrest and Kaitlin Eriksen (two points each) and Megan Zeller (one point) rounded out the scoring.
On Monday, the Lady Devils traveled to King William, beating the Cavaliers, 56-30. The game represented a milestone for Sharese Jarvis, who scored her 1,000th point as a Lady Devil. Jarvis had a team-leading 14 points, while Collins ended the night with 12. Scribe and Mackenzie Moughon each scored nine points. Eriksen and Forrest had five points apiece and Sydney Morgan chipped in two.