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Basketball Teams Compete In Region Tournament

Water Valley High School players named to the Region 2-3A All District Team include (from left) Anna Mills Avant and Quaterrius (Bud) Tolbert. Marquez Caldwell and Tania Hawkins both earned an Honorable Mention. High School Principal Drew Pitcock reported the school is extremely proud of our student athletes and their ability to strive for excellence in athletics as well as academics. – Photo by Susan Petty

By Mack Gordon 

Sports Reporter

MARKS – The Water Valley Blue Devils (4-18, 0-8 Region 2-3A) will travel to Marks to take part in the Region 2-3A Tournament this week, beginning on Tuesday night. 

They were facing the North Panola Cougars (18-6, 6-4 Region 2-3A), at press time on Tuesday night. North Panola won both matchups between the two squads earlier this season. 

The Cougars took the first game in exciting fashion, earning the 59-58 victory. The second matchup was also close, with North Panola taking home the 62-54 region win. 

The winner of Tuesday nights game will take on MS Palmer, Thursday at 5:30 p.m. 

The Region 2-3A All-District teams were released earlier this week, with Water Valley’s Bud Tolbert being named to the All-District team. Marquez Caldwell was named a honorable mention. 

Lady Devils

The Lady Devils (1-14, 0-8 Region 2-3A) ere also be playing on Tuesday at Marks, as they take on the Holly Springs Lady Hawks (9-15, 5-5 Region 2-3A) at 4 p.m. 

The Lady Hawks won both games against the Lady Devils in convincing fashion, with 40-19 and 45-29 victories earlier this month. 

The winner will take on North Panola on Thursday night at 7 p.m. 

The Lady Devils were also represented on the Region 2-3A All-District team. Anna Mills Avant was named to the All-District squad, and Tania Hawkins was named a honorable mention. 

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