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Devils beat King William, Carver to take district title

MHS junior Landon Green (#3) scored 16 points on Friday against King William and 15 points on Monday against Carver. Here, Green takes the ball to the hoop against the Cavaliers. Photo by Charlie Koenig

Nasir Thomas (#15) works his way around a King William player on Friday night as the Devils defeated the Cavaliers, 71-66. Thomas scored five points in that game and another nine on Tuesday against Carver. Photo by Charlie Koenig

For the first time since 1980, the Mathews High School varsity boys’ basketball team has captured both the district’s regular season and tournament titles, beating Carver and King William in a pair of thrillers to capture the Tidewater District trophy.
Mathews beat King William 71-66 on Friday to earn the right to face Carver Academy for the championship trophy on Tuesday. In that game, the host Blue Devils found themselves trailing with two minutes left to play, but strong, opportunistic defense and key shooting propelled Mathews to a 56-51 victory.
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