The Mathews High School varsity and junior varsity girls’ basketball teams dropped a pair of close games to the visiting West Point Pointers last Thursday night.
The JV girls fell by a single point, 19-18, while the varsity Devils let a three-point lead slip away in the final quarter as the Pointers prevailed, 45-34.
From the opening tip, Mathews knew the game was not going to be an easy one. Both offenses and defenses were strong enough to keep the score close through most of the game. The Pointers were mainly playing a man defense and pressed in the fourth quarter to put some pressure upon the Devils. Mathews went into halftime up, 15-12, and maintained that lead through three quarters, 30-27.
The Devils slacked on both sides of the ball in the fourth quarter, only scoring four points, while allowing the Pointers to score 18 and take the win. Ellie Armistead led scoring for Mathews with 21 points, followed by Connie Johnson with five, Skyller Worley with four, and S...
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