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Blue Devils drop three; JV boys win thriller over Essex

In a busy week for Blue Devil basketball, the Mathews High School varsity boys’ basketball team dropped contests to Essex, Carver Academy and Lancaster. The JV Devils, meanwhile, went 1-2 against those same opponents, including a thrilling 49-45 win over Essex.

Varsity Devils

Last Thursday, the MHS boys lost to Essex on the road, 77-58. Both teams played strong defense and minimized mistakes in the first quarter, resulting in a 16-16 tie. The second quarter began with a string of fast break points for Essex, but Mathews did not give up, holding Essex to an eight-point lead to end the half, 30-38. Mathews struggled tremendously in the third quarter, allowing 27 points while only scoring 10. Essex dominated with its rebounds and prevented Blue Devils scoring opportunities.

Senior Tae Legette led the team with 29 points and sophomore Tre Greene scored 16. “Really tough game tonight.” said MHS head coach, Josh Grein, “When we rebound, we are a good team. Tonight, we got out rebou...

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