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Midway sweeps Berean

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By Brownie Rose

The Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves picked up a sweep over Berean Christian Tuesday night.

The Lady Waves pounded Berean 72-26 to improve their overall record to 13-10. More importantly the Lady Waves raised their district record to 7-4, and that could give the Lady Waves a home game when the district tournament starts next week. 

The Green Wave also pulled out a tough 54-45 win over Berean to improve to 14-11 overall and 8-5 in the district. 

Several factors will determine if the Green Wave will get a tourney game next week since the middle teams are all in a tight bunch. 

Girls Game

Midway had few problems with Berean Christian, running their winning streak to five games. About the only problem was getting playing time for the bench and letting everyone score. 

They almost accomplished the feat with 14 players recording with points.

Midway pulled out to a 19-7 lead at the end of one. Abby Bertram and Jessie Lewis tallied six points each in the opening quarter. 

Coach Jon Leffew began to sub liberally in the second quarter as the Lady Waves opened up a 37-11 lead by halftime. 

Taylor Whitehead scored seven points before  taking a seat later in the quarter. Bertram also added two baskets.

Alexis Taylor popped in three hoops in the third. Jamie Kilby came off the bench to fire in a pair of treys as Midway opened up a 61-18 lead at the end of three.

Juilee Kilby scored two hoops and Kayla west added a three-pointer as Midway closed the game out with the 46 point win.

Midway (72) J. Lewis 12. Bertram 10, Whitehead 9, Ja. Kilby 9, Taylor 8,, Richardson 4, Leffew 4, Ju. Kilby 4, West 3, Barger 3, Manning 2, Hines 2, L. Lewis 2.

Boys Game

The Green Wave started slowly and trailed 9-6 at the end of one. They rallied to a 20-19 halftime lead, and eased away in the late third and early fourth quarters to get the nine-point win. 

Coach Darrell Ruffner started all five of his seniors, and two would rally Midway in the first quarter with Clay Clower scoring a basket and Caleb Ruffner sinking two free throws. Jacob Cawood was inserted in the game early and scored the other first period hoop.

Cawood and Ruffner led the second quarter rally with each knocking down two hoops. 

Midway opened up a six-point lead with a 14-9 win in the third. 

Cawood and Christian Moore each fired in a trey and a basket to fuel the Green Waves into the lead. 

Midway opened up the lead to as much as 10 in the fourth, but saw it cut to as little as five once before they settled for the nine-point win. 

Cawood and Clower paced Midway in the period with two baskets and three free throws each. Adam Houser nailed a dagger trey. Moore sank two late free throws and Ruffner added one to help the Green Wave in the win.

 Midway (54) Cawood 18, Clower 11, Moore 9, Ruffner 7, Houser 7, Lyle 2.