The Mathews High School boys’ basketball teams faced off against a pair of Northern Neck opponents, with both the varsity and JV Blue Devils falling to Lancaster and Washington and Lee.
On Friday, the visiting Lancaster Red Devils took an early lead with Mathews trailing by 13 points at the end of the first quarter. As the game progressed, the Blue Devils improved on the defensive end, limiting Lancaster to fewer points each quarter. But in the end, Mathews couldn’t overcome the Red Devils’ athleticism, as well as their own large number of turnovers, as MHS lost, 40-68.
Jalen Thomas led Mathews in scoring, with 11 points. Elijah Willis (nine points), Tylon Forrest (six points), Christian Williams, Will Hutcheson and Damien Walters (three points each) and Michael Cooke (one point) rounded out the scoring.
Jarius Monroe led the team in assists with three, closely followed by Willis who had two. The team’s strong defense translated into steals, of which...
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