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Blue Devils drop two district hoop contests; double OT with Carver

The Mathews High School varsity boys’ basketball team played a thriller on its home court last Wednesday, coming back from a nine-point halftime deficit to force two overtime periods against Carver Academy. In the end the Devils fell to the visiting Wolverines, 62-57.

Mathews suffered another district loss Tuesday, falling at King and Queen, 89-81. The junior varsity Devils split the games, falling to Carver and beating the Tigers.


The varsity contest against Carver began with a Senior Night celebration, with Timmy Raphael, Jon Lewis, Noah Lewis and Will Hutcheson recognized.

Mathews had its difficulties in the first half, trailing by as much as 16 points before closing the gap to nine points at the break.


Still trailing by 11 as the fourth quarter began, the Blue Devils orchestrated a comeback. Carver suffered from a series of turnovers, which translated to a large momentum swing and several easy buckets for Mathews. Midway through the fourth, team captain Ca...

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