Shirley vs St. Joseph
Conway St Joseph, AR – The Shirley Senior Blue Devils won 2 out of 3 games in the Conway St Joseph Classic in early December. Shirley defeated the host team, Conway St Joeseph in the opening round 47 to 37. Guard Michael Meeuwsen led the Blue Devils with 14 points and Joe Owen added 12. Shirley was defeated by Guy-Perkins 78 to 69. Junior power forward Jed Privitt led all scorers with 34 points. Swingman Easton Freeman cashed in with four 3 point baskets and scored 16 for the game and guard Joe Owen contributed 10 in the losing effort. Guy-Perkins is currently rated number one in the state for 1A schools. Shirley defeated Perryville 69 to 30 in their final game of the Classic. Shirley led 34 to 24 at the half and cruised to victory behind Sophomore forward Michael Fuller’s 10 third quarter points. Junior Easton Freeman led all scorers with 18 points.
Shirley vs Rosebud
Rosebud, AR – The Shirley Blue Devils Senior Boys defeated the Rosebud Ramblers 54 to 46 on December 8. The game was close at the half but the Blue Devils pulled away in the second half despite a late run by the Ramblers. Junior forward Easton Freeman led all scorers with 20 points. Freeman scored six 3 pointers and was perfect from the line. Juniors Joe Owen and Jed Privitt added 13 and 11 respectively in the winning effort. The Lady Ramblers defeated the Lady Blue Devils 61 to 21. Senior Tessa Berry scored 9 in the losing effort.
Shirley, AR – The first week of December was rivalry week for the Shirley Blue Devils. Shirley hosted county rival Clinton on Tuesday and traveled to Greers Ferry Westside to take on the Eagles in a conference rival game on Friday. The Senior Boy Blue Devils defeated the Clinton Yellowjackets 79 to 78 with a balanced attack that had four players scoring in double figures. Junior swingman Easton Freeman led all scorers with 20 points followed by Jed Privitt with 19. Senior point guard Michael Meeuwsen added 16 points and sophomore Michael Fuller had 10 fourth quarter points and a total of 14 for the game. The Clinton Lady Jellowjackets defeated the Lady Blue Devils 61 to 33. Mariana Larson led Shirley with 10 points. On Friday night the Senior Boy Blue Devils defeated Greers Ferry Westside 65 to 58 in a game of runs by both teams. Junior Jed Privitt led Shirley with 17 points and Easton Freeman and Joe Owen contributed 15 and 13 respectively in the winning effort. The Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Blue Devils 47 to 22. Junior Ally Graddy had eight points in the losing effort.