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MHS girls crush Broncos, fall to Cavs, 50-48

The Mathews High School varsity girls overwhelmed the Franklin Broncos last Thursday, 53-20, but dropped a 50-48 heartbreaker Tuesday against King William. The basketball team currently holds a 3-2 record.

“I was extremely impressed with the way the girls kept fighting throughout the game,” head coach C.K. Ambrose said following Tuesday’s loss.

“King William is a good team and the girls stood toe-to-toe with them. Even though we lost, I’m encouraged with what I saw and feel that we can be a tough team to beat moving forward,” he concluded.

Connie Johnson and Joice Small were the top scorers for Mathews against the Cavaliers, ending the night with 11 points apiece. Abbie Hudgins was right behind with nine points, while Stacie Thomas (four points) and Reese Brock (three points) rounded out the scoring.

In last Thursday’s win over Franklin, Thomas had the hot hand, leading the Lady Devils in scoring with 17 points. Hudgins scored nine points, Johnson followed with eight, whil...

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