In years past Water Valley’s girls hoops squad has had one play that stood out above all else: Get the ball to Ashley Phillips. Let her go the length of the floor and either look to shoot or drive and set up one of her teammates locked and loaded to shoot a jumper.
After claiming a narrow victory the night before to earn the right to play in the Region 2-3A tournament title game, the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils came up short in their title bid falling to Nettleton 60-40. (February 14, 2011, Page 7A)
The Water Valley Blue Devils and Lady Blue Devils basketball squads got their District 2-3A seasons off to good starts with wins over South Pontotoc on Friday night. Water Valley’s girls were led by Ashley Phillips, who scored the game-winning basket on a layup at the buzzer in a 59-58 win. She finished with 22 points, while C.C. Phillips also scored 22 points. Haley Vance added 15 to account for all of the Lady Blue Devils’ scoring. Water Valley’s boys defeated South Pontotoc 75-47. (more…) (January 17, 2011, Page 8)
The Water Valley Blue Devils ended a four-game losing streak to Coffeeville Thursday with a 47-31 win over the Pirates in the Charleston Round Robin. The Lady Blue Devils weren’t as fortunate as they fell 57-51. (more…) (November 12, 2010, Page 6A)
Led by 27 points from Ashley Phillips and 18 from C.C. Phillips, the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils were able to earn their first win of the season Tuesday in the Charleston Round Robin Tournament. WVHS defeated Charleston 59-54, while the Blue Devils lost 52-50. Water Valley’s girls led 12-8 at the end of the first quarter, 27-26 at the half and 45-38 at the end of the third. (more…) (November 10, 2010, Page 9)
Two players each from the Water Valley girls and boys basketball teams were named recently to the All-Region 2-3A team.
Earning a spot on the girls team were C.C. Phillips and Ashley Phillips, while Tavi Toles and Matt Dalton both represent the boys team.
Jamelia Hoskins of Aberdeen was named the girls Player of the Year, while Anthony McDonald of Aberdeen won the boys top award. Latorrence Bivens of Aberdeen was named Girls Coach of the Year, while the Boys Coach of the year was Roy Hazzle of Aberdeen. (March 15, 2010)
BRIEFS — Oxford High basketball teams earn sweep at West Point; Water Valley teams topple Winona in district action; Ole Miss Houston Nutt earns coaching honor. (January 13, 2010, Page 7)