The Mathews High School varsity girls’ basketball team travels to Sussex Central tonight for a regional semifinal game, where the Lady Devils will fight for a bid to the state championships beginning March 8 at the Siegel Center in Richmond.
Mathews advanced to tonight’s semifinal game after upsetting Lancaster in Tuesday night’s Region A opener, 40-36. In the Tidewater District tournament, Mathews defeated West Point in last Wednesday’s opening round, 45-41, but fell to Middlesex on Friday night in the title game, 35-27.
The Lady Devils started off strong in post-season play against the visiting Pointers. Mathews dominated West Point, taking a 10-point lead into halftime. In the second half, the Devils’ defense began to fall apart and the Lady Pointers took advantage.
In the final minutes, Mathews was able to escape a flurry of West Point three pointers and held off the late rally by the visitors to capture the win. Kaitlin Eriksen led the Devils ...
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