By Mack Gordon
WATER VALLEY – The Blue Devils hosted the Holly Springs Hawks (11-9)(5-0) for a division matchup. The Blue Devils were outmatched by the talented Hawks, falling by a final score of 97-39.
Following the loss to Holly Springs, the Blue Devils looked to get back on track as they hosted the Independence Wildcats (9-12)(4-1) for another division matchup. It was a hard fought contest all night with neither team able to gain a big lead on the other. However, in the end the Wildcats would come away with the 55-51 victory over the Blue Devils.
After the tough loss to Independence, the Blue Devils traveled to Montgomery County to take on the Hornets(15-4). The Blue Devils and Hornets had already faced off one time this season, with the Hornets coming away with the 81-68 victory over the Blue Devils. This matchup would be very similar to the first, with the Hornets coming away with a 74-60 victory over the Blue Devils.
The loss dropped the Blue Devils to (4-12) on the season. Water Valley will be back in action on January 27 as they travel up the road to take on the Independence Wildcats in their second and final meeting of the season. If the second meeting is anything like the first, it will be a game you will want to watch.
The Lady Devils(1-6) were back in action last week, as they took on the Charleston Lady Tigers and the Holly Springs Lady Hawks for two division matchups.
In the first matchup on January 13, the Lady Devils hosted the Charleston Lady Tigers. It was a thrilling game, with the Lady Devils coming up just a little short in the end, falling 35-32 to the Lady Tigers. The loss dropped the Water Valley Lady Devils to (1-7)(0-2) on the season.
The Lady Devils were looking to bounce back on January 17th as they hosted the Holly Springs Lady Hawks. The Lady Devils were able to hang around with the Lady Hawks for a while, but in the end Holly Springs pulled away for a 48-31 victory over the Lady Devils. The loss dropped the Water Valley Lady Devils to (1-8)(0-3) on the season. The Lady Devils will be back in action on January 27th as they travel to take on the Independence Lady Wild-cats.