Water Valley got its middle school basketball season started Thursday with four games against Coffeeville.
The seventh-grade Blue Devils defeated the Pirates 24-16 thanks to 16 points from Tyrese McGuirt. The eighth-grade Blue Devils lost 25-20. Jack Pritchard led the way with six points. Chris Simms had five points, while Tahgee James had four. The Lady Blue Devils lost both games. All four middle school teams return to action Thursday at Charleston starting at 4 p.m. (October 26, 2012, Page 7A)