Harriman sweeps Midway

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By The Staff


Roane Newspapers

After a pair of tight District 3-A losses at Rockwood and Greenback, the Harriman Blue Devils got back on the winning track with a 57-43 win at Midway Friday night. 

Midway actually led at halftime, but Harriman put together a solid second half to get the win. Harriman is 3-3 in District 3-A after the win and Midway drops to 2-4 in the district

In the opener, the Lady Blue Devils improved to 5-0 in the district with a 56-34 win over Midway. 

The win leaves Harriman all alone in first place with games two games left against Grace Christian and one against Greenback. 

Midway fell to 2-2 and they have single games left against Grace Christian and Greenback, and two games still to play against Rockwood.

Girls Game

Midway and Harriman played a tight contest earlier at Harriman, but Friday's game was not so close. 

Harriman pulled out to an eight-point lead after a quarter and led 27-16 by halftime. The Lady Devils then used an 18-6 advantage in the third quarter to put the game away.

The two big post players paced Harriman in the opening quarter as Kiersten Douglass and Cree Moore combined for nine points. Moriah Anderson and Shantel Boyd combined for Harriman's other six points as the Lady Devils led 15-7 after eight minutes of play.

Kathryn Beard scored six of Midway's seven points in the opening period while Hayley Roberson added a free throw.

Roberson had a big quarter in the second as she knocked down three hoops and two free throws. Hali Morris sank a free throw for the Lady Waves, but they still lost the period, 12-9.

Douglass took command for Harriman with three baskets in the quarter while Shantel Boyd, Shakira Boyd and Moore added a basket each.

Moore and Shantel Boyd led the charge in the third period with six points each while Shakira Boyd popped in a pair of hoops. Lindsey Higgins scored a basket as the Lady Devils extended the lead to 45-22 by the end of the third quarter.

Beard and Chelsea Phillips scored a basket each for Midway in the third. Beard while Haley parks added a free throw each.

Beard led Midway to a 12-11 win in the fourth quarter with eight points. 

Roberson and Allyson Klinker scored a basket each.

Shantel Boyd ripped a trey for Harriman and added two free throws. Anderson scored two hoops in the final period while Moore scored one last basket.

Midway (34) Beard 17, Roberson 11, Klinker 2, Phillips 2, Parks 1, Morris 1. 

Harriman (56) Shantel Boyd 15, Moore 14, Douglas 11, Anderson 8, Shakira Boyd 6, Higgins 2.

Boys Game

Harriman got a big win earlier at Harriman, but struggled for a half before putting Midway away in the second half.

Harriman led 15-10 at the end of one, but Midway rallied to take a 21-20 lead by halftime. The Blue Devils won the third quarter 17-10 to take a six-point lead into the fourth quarter. The Devils then got a 20-12 win the fourth to pull away for the 14-point win.

Both teams spread the wealth around in the first quarter. 

Harriman had four different scorers with Shumaikee Phillips leading the way with three baskets. Dimitrique Inman, Willie Collins and Mitchell Kyker also scored in the first period for the Blue Devils.

Paul Hester led Midway with a long three-pointer while Wakon Roberson, Steven Blasko, Paul Wiley and Josh Hicks also scored for Midway in the first eight minutes of play.

Midway rallied in the second quarter for an 11-5 win to take a 21-20 lead into halftime. 

Roberson scored two baskets to lead Midway while Zach Hall added a three-point play.

Tee Steinmetz ripped a trey and Inman added a basket for Harriman's only basket in the period.

Harriman picked up the pace in the third as Kyker ripped a trey and scored a hoop. Inman also had five points while Darius Gallaher completed a three-point play to spark Harriman's comeback.

Midway tried to keep pace with Blasko, Hall and Roberson combining for 10 points, but it wasn't enough as the Green Waves trailed 37-31 with eight minutes left to play.

The final period was a shooting match between Blasko and Kyker. Blasko outscored Kyker, 10-9, in the period, but Kyker got more help as Harriman's teammates combined for 11 more points in the quarter compared to two for the Waves.

Midway (43) Blasko 16, Roberson 11, Hall 6, Wiley 4, Hester 3, Jarvis-Hillard 2, Hicks 1.

Harriman (57) Kyker 16, Inman 12, Phillips 8, M. Steinmetz 8, Gallaher 5, Collins 5, T. Steinmetz 3.