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MHS boys defeat Dukes in varsity, JV matchups

The Mathews High School boys’ basketball program swept the visiting Gloucester Dukes on Friday night at MHS, including a thrilling come-from-behind win in the junior varsity contest, 43-41.

In the varsity matchup, the Blue Devils easily defeated Gloucester, 66-39.

But the JV boys set the tone, coming back from trailing, 20-9, at the half to rally in the final minutes to take the win. “I was happy to see my very young and inexperienced team hang in there and show some poise,” said JV head coach James Hutcheson.

Ryan Bacelar led the Blue Devils in scoring with 12 points, including the foul shots that gave Mathews its lead. Cam Matthews ended the night with 10 points, while Tre Greene (eight points), Jordyn Cosby (six points), Andrew Greve (five points) and Thomas Hubbard (two points) rounded out the scoring.

Isaiah Savoy was the top scorer for Gloucester with 14 points. Bryce Monroe also ended the night in double digits with 10 points, followed by Alex VanFrankin (nine point...

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