Bulldogs top Blue Devils for another division win

By Mary Chism
For the Monroe Journal
WATER VALLEY – Aberdeen rolled out to its third straight division win in double digits, grabbing a 75-51 win at Water Valley.
Aberdeen got on the board first with Aaron McMillian’s three-pointer in the first minute of play. Water Valley answered with the next four points its only lead of the game at 4-3. The next 8 points were scored by Aberdeen when Marcus Carothers put in two free throws followed by three consecutive baskets by Ken McCoy. Tylan McMillian added a basket to give the Bulldogs a 19-7 lead at the end of the first.
McCoy scored first in the second quarter before a pair of Water Valley free throws, but Aberdeen carried a 37-21 lead into the break.
Aberdeen scored the first thirteen points of the third quarter to extend its lead to 50-23.  Nine Bulldogs scored in the third quarter for the Bulldogs to widen their lead to 60-26 at the end of the third.
In the fourth quarter, Aberdeen added 15 more points, while Water Valley put in 25. Eleven of Water Valley’s fourth quarter points were made at the free throw line as they were 11 of 24 from the line in the fourth. Water Valley was 18 of 45 from the line, while Aberdeen was 11 of 21.
Of the thirteen players who scored for Aberdeen, Rico Haughton was high point man with 13 points, while Ken McCoy had 12 points and 4 steals. Marcus Carothers had 9 points, while Tylan McMillian and Dominique Williams scored 7 points each.
Defensively, Aaron McMillian had 2 steals, 5 rebounds, a block and 4 assists. Brandon Hodges had 5 rebounds and a block, while Tomyze Buchanan finished with 2 steals, 4 rebounds, a block and an assist.