The eighth-grade Blue Devils won their third straight game after an 0-2 start by defeating the Coffeeville Pirates 21-14 Monday night. The seventh-graders lost 30-28 to fall to 4-1 on the year. Jack Pritchard led the eighth-grade Blue Devils with 11 points, while Quez Towns scored six points. Tyrese McGuirt had 11 points to lead the seventh-grade. Jayvon Morgan added eight points. Both teams will return to action Monday. (November 27, 2012, Page 7)
Water Valley’s seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams defeated Pope Thursday night. The seventh graders won 20-5 thanks to seven points from Tyrece McGuirt. (more…) (November 9, 2012, Page 8A)
ITTA BENA — The Water Valley Blue Devils ran into a buzzsaw in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs Tuesday.
ABERDEEN — The good fortune and momentum the Water Valley Blue Devils garnered in their first game of the Division 2-3A Tournament was not enough to lift them past Aberdeen in the semifinals Thursday night in the “Aberdome.” The top-seeded Bulldogs beat the Blue Devils 65-51 to advance to tonight’s championship in the tournament, while the Blue Devils will face Nettleton tonight in the boys’ consolation game.
WVHS coach John Sherman said the Bulldogs, who led 36-20 at the half, did a good job of pressuring his team and forcing them to play in a more up-tempo style longer than he would have liked. (February 10, 2012, Page 8A)
WATER VALLEY — Momentum is not something the Water Valley basketball team will be able to take into this week’s Division 2-3A tournament at Aberdeen.
Both the Lady Blue Devils and Blue Devils lost on Senior Night on Friday in the WVHS gym to South Panola. The Lady Devils fell behind in the first half and never recovered as they lost 58-35, while the Blue Devils’ early first-half lead didn’t stick late as they fell 43-39 in the nightcap. (more…) (February 6, 2012, Page 4B)
Water Valley’s varsity basketball teams will play in the Division 2-3A tournament at Aberdeen on Tuesday. The Blue Devils, the No. 4 seed, take on Mantachie at 5:30 p.m., while the Lady Blue Devils, the No. 6 seed, will follow against South Pontotoc at 7. The winners advance to play on Thursday. More information on the tournament will be provided in Monday’s paper. (February 3, 2012, Page 7A)
An lead in the first quarter wasn’t enough to propel the Water Valley Blue Devils to a win over Houlka in the annual Hotbed Classic in New Albany.
Houlka ended up defeating the Blue Devils 50-39 after outscoring them 24-13 in the fourth quarter. C.J. Jackson led WVHS with 18 points, while E.J. Bounds scored nine points. The 5-10 Blue Devils returned to action tonight at Nettleton. (January 24, 2012, Page 9)