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Lady Devils split pair of district games

The Mathews High School varsity girls’ basketball team split a pair of Tidewater District games last week, falling to King William last Thursday at home, 48-23, and bouncing back the following night on the road against King and Queen, 56-35.

The junior varsity Devils, meanwhile, suffered losses both to the Cavaliers and Tigers.

King William

After a slow start, the Cavaliers’ tall post players used their height advantage to rebound and score easy shots, taking a 29-10 lead into halftime. While the scoring was fairly even in the second half (13 for Mathews to 19 for King William), the damage was already done.

Hannah Robins helped her team by saving lots of loose balls from going out of bounds and generating many open shots from her assists, but that just was not enough to win the game for the Devils. Connie Johnson led MHS scorers with nine points, followed by Jade Davis and Joice Small each with four, and Abbie Hudgins and Robins each with three apiece.

In JV action, af...

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