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The Midway Lady Waves started off on a roll, but following an 11-3 tilt in the second period, Midway never recovered and the Monterey Lady Wildcats wound up surfing past the Midway Lady Waves 47-35 Tuesday evening.
Midway took an early 8-3 lead before giving up a 9-0 tilt by the Lady Wildcats. Midway, however, closed the first period out strong with a 7-1 run to take a 15-13 lead after eight minutes of play.
Monterey, however, owned the second period as the Lady Wildcats used an11-3 surge in the period to take a 24-18 halftime lead.
The Lady 'Cats expanded their lead to 42-32 at the end of the third and would stretch the final margin of victory to 47-35.
Monterey owned a 28-20 edge on the boards and a 12-10 advantage in team steals.
The Lady 'Cats were led in scoring by Kaylin Pugh (14, points, 6 boards, 5 assists), Amiee Phillips (11 points, 5 boards), Nicole Gibson (8 points), and Sara Dishman (6 points).
Sara Peters (8 boards) also played well in the win for Monterey.
Midway was led in scoring by Hayley Roberson (16 points, 6 boards, 6 steals) and Halie Wiley (10 points).
Midway (35) Roberson 16, Wiley 10, Whitehead 4, Barger 3, Shultz 2.
It was definitely tense for a little over three periods, but the Midway Green Waves drowned the Monterey Wildcats 51-42 Tuesday night thanks in part to 14 team steals.
Midway took a 12-5 lead at the end of the first period and started off period number two on a 8-1 tilt, but Monterey rallied with a 12-3 run of their own to make the score 23-18 at halftime.
The Wildcats got within three points at the end of the third period with the score at 34-31. Monterey tied the game early in the fourth period on a three-pointer, but a 16-5 surge by the Waves capsized the comeback effort of Monterey as the boys from "South Of the River" took the 51-42 win.
Monterey had a 26-25 edge on the boards, but Midway's decisive 14-7 steals advantage was what made the difference in the game.
The Waves were led by Matt Jarvis (17 points), Caleb Ruffner (11 points, 6 boards), and Thomas Viar (8 points, 8 boards).
Jake "The Snake" Parkison (7 steals) was very serpent-like in accumulating his steals for the Waves.
Monterey was led in defeat by Zack Castle (13 points, 6 assists), Luke Phillips (10 points, 10 boards), Ethan Pierce (8 points), and Logan Jones (7 points, 5 boards).
Midway (51) Jarvis 17, Ruffner 11 Viar 8, Manning 5, Houser 3, Moore 3, Parkison 2, Brummitt 2.