WATER VALLEY — A 14-2 run late in the third quarter prevented the Water Valley Blue Devils from earning a Region 2-3A win over Mooreville on Friday night. After battling the Troopers back-and-forth in the first half and a good portion of the third quarter, mental lapses on defense ended up costing the Blue Devils.
The Troopers’ run ended up erasing a two-point lead for the WVHS boys and resulting in a 45-35 lead just before the start of the fourth quarter. Water Valley did go on a 10-2 run in the fourth to get within two points (49-47) of the Troopers, but the Blue Devils never could get over the proverbial hump. The end result was a 67-52 victory for Mooreville, which is now in second place in the region. (January 23, 2012, Page 3B)
A week after losing to Yalobusha County rival Coffeeville on the road, the Water Valley Blue Devils defeated the Pirates 59-41 Saturday night at home. The victory improved the Blue Devils to 5-7 overall. (more…) (January 16, 2012, Page 9)
COFFEEVILLE — Turnovers were at the forefront of Water Valley’s doubleheader loss at county rival Coffeeville on Friday.
The Lady Blue Devils fell to CHS 59-33 amidst a bevy of turnovers, while the Water Valley boys were unable to maintain their composure late in their 59-54 loss to the Pirates. (more…) (January 9, 2012, Page 7)
WATER VALLEY — It was a tale of two halves on the court for the Water Valley Blue Devils Monday night. In the first half of the varsity basketball nightcap in the WVHS gym, Hickory Flat controlled the tempo, the backboards and made more hustle plays to garner a 34-18 lead at the half.
Things were different in the second half for the Blue Devils, and while they ended up losing 61-46, coach John Sherman was more pleased with how his team competed in the second half against the Rebels (8-6 overall). (December 13, 2011, Page 6)
Water Valley grabbed an early lead, 27-5, in the first half and held on to defeat J.Z. George 46-43 in the boys game Tuesday night. C.J. Jackson, Johnathan Kirkwood and Chris Conard all scored 10 points in the victory for the 2-1 Blue Devils. E.J. Bounds finished with nine points. Water Valley’s girls lost 40-30 in the first game of the doubleheader. Haley Vance scored 16 points for the Lady Blue Devils, who are now 1-2 on the year. Both varsity teams return to action Friday night at South Panola. Action begins with a JV boys game at 5. (December 7, 2011, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY — Neither Jason Purdy nor John Sherman were overwhelmed by the performances of their teams on Friday evening, but at the end of the night, a win is a win and they’ll take Water Valley’s sweep of Vardaman. (more…) (December 5, 2011, Page 3B)
Veteran coach John Sherman knows an athletic basketball team when he sees one. Thankfully, for Sherman, the bevy of athletes he sees in front of him on the court are wearing Water Valley’s blue and white. (December 2, 2011, Page 6A)