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Cherokee, Midway middles split two

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By Goose Lindsay

The Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Midway Green Waves split a pair of games last Monday night at Roane County High School. The Lady Jackets won the opening game 40-25. Midway won the final game of the night 41-24.

Girls Game

Monday's game was a great game for a half, but the second half was dominated by Cherokee as Ashley Brackett's squad rolled to a 15-point victory.

The first quarter was low scoring for both teams as Cherokee led 6-5 after six minutes of play.

The second period would see both teams doing a little better offensively. Midway would win the period 10-7 to take a 15-13 lead at halftime.

Raygn Hall and Jessie Lewis paced Midway with five points each in the first half while Sydney Nunley scored six points for the Lady Jackets.

While the first half was nip-and-tuck, the third period belonged to Cherokee and by the time the third quarter ended, the Lady Jackets held a 31-17 lead.

Kallie Sampson led the Cherokee charge in the third period with eight points.

Midway was never able to make a run in the final period as Cherokee went on to the 40-25 victory.

Sampson led Cherokee on the night with 14 points while Nunley added 10.

Abby Bertram scored nine points to lead the way for Midway.

Midway (25) Bertram 9, Tuttle 2, Lewis 5, Sohm 2, Hall 7.

Cherokee (40) Sampson 14, Layne 5, Garrett 4, Thurman 3, Strahan 4, Nunley 10.

Boys Game

Cherokee stayed close for three quarters, but in the end the powerful Green Waves would not be denied as they picked up the 41-24 victory.

Midway led for most of the contest, including a 10-9 lead after eight minutes of play.

Jacob Cawood had a big first quarter for Midway with six points while Brandon Donathan scored four for the Yellow Jackets.

Midway started to pull away in the second period as the Green Waves used an 11-4 advantage in the frame to make the score 21-13 at halftime.

The third period would see Cherokee regroup, but they couldn't cut into Midway's lead as the Green Waves took a 32-24 lead into the final period of play.

Cawood and Jason Gaus combined for all 11 of Midway's points in the period while Riley Adcock scored five for Cherokee in the frame.

Midway pitched a 9-0 shutout in the final frame to put the finishing touches on their 41-24 victory.

Cawood led all scorers on the night with 18 points.

Midway (41) Woody 5, Edwards 7, Cawood 18, Gaus 9, Colyer 2.

Cherokee (24) Donathan 7, Thompson 2, Martin 4, Hutson 5, Davis 1, Adcock 5.