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By BROWNIE ROSE
The Midway Middle School Green Waves and Lady Waves finished up the regular season on a high note winning three of four games in a six-day period.
The Lady Waves pulled out a win at Spring City Friday after they had lost to the Lady Bulldogs the previous week. Midway then dropped a hard fought game to Fort Loudon to end the regular season with a 6-11 record.
The Green Waves eased past Spring City Friday to sweep the season series. They then pulled away from Fort Loudon to also sweep the season series. Midway finishes at 9-8.
Midway at Spring City
The Lady Waves lost the first meeting at home when they had a cold shooting night. They did make amends at Spring City Friday by pulling out a 37-31 win.
The game was still in doubt by halftime as the two teams battled to a 17-17 tie.
Allyson Klinker fried in a five points in the first period to keep the Lady Waves tied at seven by the end of the first period. Danielle Borum scored a basket in the first for Midway.
Haley Roberson and Kayla Roberts paced Midway in the second quarter with two hoops each. Taylor Whitehead added a single basket to leave the game tied at 17 by halftime.
Whitehead gunned in a trey in the third as Midway grabbed a slight one point lead, 28-27, by the end of the quarter. Roberson, Haley Patterson and Madison Woody also scored in the period.
The Lady Waves pulled away for the six-point win by limiting Spring City to just four points in the final period. Roberts and Taylr Hall scored a basket each while Borum and Roberson hit two free throws each.
Midway (37) Roberson 9, Roberts 6, Klinker 5, Whitehead 5, Borum 4, Patterson 3, Woody 3, Hall 2.
The Green Waves got a 19-point win in the first game against Spring City. However, they had a little tougher time at Spring City before finally settling for a 36-30 win.
Midway trailed 7-6 at the end of one. Dillion Davidson scored a hoop and sank two free throws in the opening quarter while Thomas Viar popped in a basket.
The Green Waves battled to an 18-16 lead by halftime. Viar scored six points in the period while Davidson, Caleb Ruffner and Clay Clower also scored.
Midway began to get control in the third with an 11-6 win to go up 29-22 by the end of the end of the third period. Matt Jarvis Hillard, Davidson, Clower, Viar and Adam Houser all scored for Midway in the period.
Viar and Davidson scored the only hoops in the fourth quarter for Midway.
Midway (36) Viar 13, Davidson 10, Houser 4, Clower 4, Hillard 3, Ruffner 2.
Fort Loudon at Midway
The Lady Waves were scalped by the Lady Braves earlier this season, but played them very tough this time before falling 41-34 in the final home game of the year.
The Lady Waves fell behind 12-6 at the end of one. Borum scored four points in the quarter while Klinker added a free throw.
Midway went down by nine 22-13 by halftime. Borum continued to play well with another basket and a free throw in the second. Patterson and Alex Richardson each scored baskets in the period.
Roberson exploded for 11 third period points to lead them from nine down to a tie by the end of the period.
Borum also stepped outside and bombed in a three-pointer. Klinker knocked down a hoop and sank a free throw to give Midway a 17-8 win in the period and tie the game at 30.
However, Midway couldn’t keep the scoring pace and scored just four points in the fourth quarter.
Midway (34) Borum 14, Roberson 11, Klinker 3, Richardson 3, Patterson 2.
The Green Waves picked up a six-point win earlier at Loudon in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the score indicated. This time they waited till the final minutes before pulling away for a 48-31 win in a game that was close for more than three quarters.
Midway held a 7-6 lead at the end of one. Viar fired in five points in the opening quarter while Davidson added a hoop.
Midway struggled with the improved Braves in the second. Clay Clower led Midway with four free throws in the quarter. Davidson and Adam Houser also scored.
Midway gained some control in the third with balanced scoring. Jarvis-Hillard, Clower, Viar, Davidson and Houser all scored to put Midway up 29-23 by the end of the period.
Seven Waves then scored in the final period as Midway cruised to the win.
Midway (48) Viar 13, Clower 9, Davidson 7, Jarvis-Hillard 7, Houser 4, Matthews 3, Keeling 2, Collins 2, Ruffner 1.