The Water Valley Blue Devils basketball squad opened up the Valley Classic with a bang on Thursday, cruising to a 68-44 victory over Charleston at the WVHS gym, while the girls fell victim to too many turnovers in a 60-55 overtime loss to Charleston.
After mounting an early six-point lead after the first quarter, the Blue Devils’ offense never hit a lull and was able to extend its lead to as many as 36 early in the fourth quarter. (December 3, 2010, Page 9A)
The Water Valley Lady Blue Devils basketball team is hoping to take the program to another level heading into their second year under coach Jason Purdy.
It’s because of what Purdy has seen during preseason practices that he believes the Lady Blue Devils can take a step in the right direction to improve upon last season, which ended with a first-round loss in the playoffs. (November 3, 2010, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY GIRLS HOOPS — Three days after earning a character-building win over South Pontotoc, the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils were unable to recapture that spark in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs, falling to M.S.-Palmer 65-55. Lady Dragons’ Bridgette Griffin had a game-high 27 points. (February 16, 2010, Page 8)
WATER VALLEY GIRLS HOOPS — The Lady Blue Devils came up big when it mattered most, knocking off South Pontotoc 55-52 in the consolation game of the Region 2-3A Tournament in Mooreville. (February 15, 2010, Page 9)
Water Valley’s Lady Blue Devils traveled to Mooreville Tuesday and earned a surprising 56-41 win over the Lady Troopers in the first round of the Region 2-3A Tournament. C.C. Phillips and Ashley Phillips both played big roles in the win, which set up a date with Aberdeen on Thursday. (February 10, 2010, Page Page 9)
The Water Valley boys’ basketball team overcame a slow start to post a 60-52 win over North Pontotoc in the team’s final home game of the season Thursday night. Matt Dalton scored 15 points in the win, while adjustments made by coach John Sherman made a big difference down the stretch. (February 5, 2010, Page 8A)