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Midway picks up district wins over Harriman

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By Brownie Rose

 

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The Midway Green Waves pulled off another home sweep Tuesday night cruising to two victories over district rival Harriman.

After a close first half, the Lady Waves used a big third quarter to pick up a 66-51 win over the Lady Blue Devils. 

This was Midway’s first district win and both are now 1-3 in District 3-A. Harriman is 4-7 overall while Midway is even at 4-4.

The boys game was just the opposite of the girls game. Midway rolled to a big early lead, then had to hang on to claim a 71-59 win over the Blue Devils. 

Harriman drops to 1-3 in the district and 2-9 overall. Midway is even all around at 2-2 in the District 3-A and 4-4 overall.

Both teams have one more game to play before Christmas break. Harriman will host Rockwood Friday night while Midway travels to Meigs County. Both are district games. 

Girls Game

It was a back and forth first half for the Lady Devils and Lady Waves. 

Harriman led 13-11 at the first stop behind five points from freshman Jada Johnson. Haley Goldston and Taylor Goins added three-pointers.

Midway countered with seven points from Abby Bertram in the opening quarter.

Bertram got plenty of help from in the second quarter, but the Lady Waves couldn't take away the lead. Bertram scored five more points while Lexi Taylor and Rachael Tuttle added five points each.

Harriman hung on to a one point lead at halftime 28-27. 

Five Lady Devils scored in the quarter with Abby Higgins leading the way with a trey and a basket. Dee Boyd and Marilyn Franklin added three points each.

Midway grabbed the lead and pulled away in the third quarter. Tuttle bombed in two treys wrapped around a pair of free throws. Bertram added three hoops while Emily Richardson stepped outside and connected with a three-pointer. 

Midway led 49-37 at the end of three.

Johnson tried to keep Harriman going, but would only hit one basket and two free throws in the third.

The Lady Waves kept going in the fourth with Jessie Lewis scoring two late hoops and a free throw.

Midway hit only 15 of 33 free throws in the game, but they hit enough late to keep fight off the Lady Devils. Bertram and Taylor sank three each in the final period.

Johnson tried to rally Harriman, but they never got the lead under 10. Johnson scored five more points in the quarter while Higgins hit another trey.

Harriman (51) Johnson 15, Higgins 8, Duncan 7, Boyd 5, Goldston 5, Franklin 5, Goins 4, Emily LaRue 2.

Midway (66) Bertram 21, Tuttle 13, Taylor 11, Richardson 8, Lewis 7, West 4, Whitney Colyer 2.

Boys Game

The Green Waves rolled to a big lead early and led at halftime 39-24. They extended the lead to as much as 21 in the third quarter, but Harriman rallied in the fourth. The Blue Devils cut the lead to eight with three minutes left to play, but Midway got some timely baskets to hold on for the win.

Midway scored inside and outside and built a 22-10 lead at the end of one. 

Shandon Lyle led the way with seven points in the first period. Christian Moore, Zach Edwards and  Mason Woody added three-pointers in the opening period for the Green Wave.

Jalyn Wilkie paced Harriman with four points in the opening quarter.

Midway kept up the torrid pace in the second, but Harriman kept up. 

Midway’s Justin Dutton came off the bench to score six points in the second quarter. Edwards added five while Jacob Cawood chipped in four points in the period as Midway led 39-24 at the break.

Alex Wampler stepped up for Harriman and gunned in six points for the Blue Devils in the second period. Freshman John Johnson added four points while Chase Hamby knocked down a trey. 

The third period was high scoring with Midway winning the period 20-19 to take a 59-43 lead into the fourth quarter.

Lyle led Midway in the third period with six points while Cawood, Moore and Edwards added two baskets each in the period.

Johnson was a one man dynamo for Harriman, scoring 14 of Harriman’s 19 points in the frame. 

Harriman chipped away at Midway’s lead in the fourth quarter with Scott Nelson scoring a trey, two baskets, and a free throw. Bobby Jackson added a trey and a hoop.

After the lead was cut to eight, a quick time out settled the Green Waves and they got two late baskets from Woody plus single hoops each from Cawood, Lyle and Dutton to pull back away for the 12-point win.

Harriman (59) Johnson 21, Nelson 11, Wilkie 8, Wampler 6, Jackson 5, Eleam 3, Hamby 3, Cox 2.

Midway (71) Lyle 15, Edwards 14, Moore 12, Cawood 11, Dutton 10, Woody 9.