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Mack paces resurgent ‘Dores, wins POY award

It was easy to figure out why the Lafayette Commodores had their most successful season on the basketball court in 11 years when you look at Brandon Mack’s stats. (more…) (April 11, 2013, Page 1B)

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    Tournament run punctuates banner hoops year for area

    COLUMN: Arguably the most successful basketball season in Ole Miss history punctuated one of the most successful overall seasons for basketball in the area. (more…) (March 28, 2013, Page 7)

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      Trojans end Blue Devils’ playoff run

      MOOREVILLE — The Water Valley boys’ historic run in the Class 3A MHSAA North Half playoffs came to an end on Thursday night at Mooreville gymnasium.

      Cleveland East Side dealt the Blue Devils a 58-36 setback in the program’s first-ever appearance in the quarterfinals of the North Half Tournament. (more…) (February 22, 2013, Page 8A)

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        WV Blue Devils make history with latest win

        CHARLESTON — The Water Valley basketball team’s third win against Charleston this season marked a first for the Blue Devils’ basketball program — a spot in the second round of the MHSAA Class 3A North Half Tournament. (more…) (February 20, 2013, Page 6)

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          Devils feeling good heading into playoffs

          Water Valley heads into a third meeting with Charleston on Tuesday playing its best basketball of the season, coach John Sherman said. The Blue Devils improved to 11-13 on the year Friday with a  54-33 win over Nettleton in the Division 2-3A Tournament. The victory earned the Blue Devils the No. 3 seed out of the division and a trip to play Charleston, a team they have defeated twice this year.

           (February 18, 2013, Page 9)

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            Water Valley knocks off J.Z. George

            The Blue Devils earned a narrow win over J.Z. George on the hardwood Tuesday night. Water Valley’s boys improved to 2-2 on the year with a 47-43 victory. Dee McNeal scored 15 points, while E.J. Bounds had 10 in the win. Water Valley’s junior varsity boys team lost 37-35 despite 12 points from L.J. Hawkins. Both varsity teams return to action Tuesday at Hickory Flat. (December 5, 2012, Page 7)

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              Experience key for WVHS Blue Devils in 2010

              A senior-oriented team that is big on numbers is what Water Valley boys basketball coach John Sherman has to work with this season.

              Sherman, who is entering his fifth year at the helm of the program, has eight seniors at his disposal and 17 overall players on the roster. (November 9, 2010, Page 9)

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                OMS earns sweep of Water Valley on Thursday

                The Oxford Middle School girls and boys basketball teams earned two wins on Thursday in the OHS gym. The seventh-grade Chargers beat Water Valley 22-5 and the eighth-grade Chargers topped the Blue Devils 30-11.

                The seventh-grade Lady Chargers defeated Water Valley 19-9 while the eighth-grade girls won 32-13. (November 5, 2010, Page 7A)

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                  Water Valley, Lafayette split games

                  Lafayette and Water Valley split four games to open the middle school basketball season for both programs Tuesday in the WVHS gym. The seventh-grade Commodores defeated Water Valley 26-7, while the eighth-grade Blue Devils rallied to post a 15-13 win in the nightcap.

                  Lafayette’s seventh-grade girls lost 16-7 to the Lady Blue Devils, while Water Valley’s eighth-grade were defeated 12-10. (November 3, 2010, Page 6)

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                    Oxford’s Blake does it all as Player of the Year

                    Describing what Brandon Blake meant to the Oxford Chargers on the hardwood this season can’t be accomplished in just a word or small phrase. His value to coach Drew Tyler and his teammates was all encompassing. His role always seemed to change from game to game. From being the team’s leading scorer to the team’s leading rebounder to leading the Chargers in assists, he simply did it all when called upon. (April 14, 2010, Page 1B)

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