Mooresville sophomore forward Christian Herring takes off on a fast break layup attempt while leaving a Vance defender floored during the process.  

Mooresville’s boys basketball team continues to be left holding the short end of the stick.

The Blue Devils remained in search of their first win opposite an I-Meck Conference member following the 97-53 loss to Vance.

The outcome knocked the Devils to 0-10 in league play, which carries the most clout, and 4-16 overall.

Mooresville was handed its seventh straight setback, all during the course of the current 2020 segment of the season’s split-year schedule. It’s the second time this season that the Devils have endured such an extended consecutive-game losing streak.

There is some light shining, however, in the tunnel. Mooresville ended its first such skid in the late stages of 2019 by setting sail on a two-game winning streak that remains its best of the season.

Squaring off against a Vance entry not only residing outright in second-place in the I-Meck but also boasting a No. 8 position in the most recently released N.C. 4A boys basketball poll, any hopes of avenging the season’s earlier loss to the Cougars ended early. The Devils faced a 30-11 deficit by the conclusion of the first period and were unable to undo that damage.

No additional individual information was available.

Mooresville headed back into action Tuesday with a trip to take on arch-rival Lake Norman, with results too late to be included in this edition. They then return home for the next-to-the-last time this regular season to entertain Hopewell High.

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