Daleville’s Peanut Bloosaw (1) drives to the basket.

The Daleville Warhawks (13-6, 3-1) picked up a big area win over the Houston County Lions 78-63 on Jan. 16 as senior Melvin Matthews went off for a career-high 39 points in the win.

Along with a career-high in points, Matthews also grabbed 11 rebounds to secure a double-double on the night. Sophomore Tomar Hobdy also pitched in with a double-double, scoring 15 points and bringing down 10 rebounds. Hobdy also had a season-high seven steals and four assists in the win.

That win followed up a difficult 68-46 road loss to Geneva County on Jan. 14. Hobdy led Daleville with 12 points and five assists in the loss, while Sincere McKenzie added seven points and Matthews grabbed 11 rebounds.

The Warhawks followed up with a 66-57 win over Straughn on Jan. 18 on the road.

Daleville was paced by Hobdy with 26 points, while Matthews had another big outing with 20 points.

The Warhawks also added two additional wins to their season record when Carroll was stripped of two wins over Daleville earlier in the season, due to violating Alabama High School Athletic Association rules.

The Lady Hawks (6-6, 1-2) also picked up a 59-42 win over Houston County on Jan. 16 after falling to Geneva County 71-36.

The Lady Hawks were lifted by a career-high performance against Houston County just as the Warhawks were, as senior Erika Herring scored a career-high 29 points in the win. Sophomore Joye Anderson added 11 points, while senior Janee Clements had nine points.

Against Geneva County, Clements led the way with 11 points, while Herring had 10 points and Anderson had eight.

Daleville returns to the court on Jan. 24 at home against Cottonwood.

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