• Harris Lady Blue Devils Abby Ledford, left, and Reagan Sparks wait for a rebound in a game against East Yancey. (Stephanie Warren/for the News-Journal)
    Harris Lady Blue Devils Abby Ledford, left, and Reagan Sparks wait for a rebound in a game against East Yancey. (Stephanie Warren/for the News-Journal)

Harris Blue Devils begin 2018-19 season

The Harris Middle School Blue Devils boys’ and girls’ basketball teams began the 2018-19 season Thursday, Nov. 1, against East Yancey.

Both teams got off to a good start with wins on the road Monday, Nov. 5, at Cranberry.

Reagan Sparks paced the girls’ team with 15 points, and Emree Hoilman added 14 as the Lady Blue Devils won by a score of 39-24.

The boys’ team had a tougher time in a 41-39 win but were victorious behind 26 points and 15 rebounds by Konnor Murphy and an eight-point, 13-rebound effort from Enrique Huaroco.

The Lady Blue Devils lost a close game Thursday, Nov. 8, at Avery by a score of 30-27. Hoilman scored 11 and Sparks 10 in the loss.

Murphy exploded against the Vikings for 34 points and 14 rebounds to lead the boys’ team to a 53-27 blowout win.

The Blue Devils have two home games this week, hosting Cane River Tuesday, Nov. 13, and Bowman Thursday, Nov. 15. Results of Tuesday’s game were not available at press time.

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