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Midway swept by Coalfield

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By Goose Lindsay, Sports Editor

Tuesday night turned out to be a rough night for the Midway Green Waves and Lady Waves as both were knocked off at Coalfield.

The girls game was rough because Midway was clobbered by the Lady Jackets, 68-22.

The boys game was rough because Midway lost a nail-biter in overtime, 62-60. 

Midway will try to shake off Tuesday’s loss on Friday when they travel to Rockwood for a key District 3-A game for both teams.

Girls Game

Midway played well for one quarter, but the final three quarters were all Coalfield as the Lady Jackets went on to the 68-22 victory.

Midway trailed just 11-7 after one quarter, but Coalfield outscored the Lady Waves 24-10 in the second period to take a 35-17 halftime lead.

The third and fourth quarters were just awful for the Lady Waves as Coalfield won the third period 27-5 and the final period 6-0.

Coalfield was led by Alaina Jordan (26 points) and Samantha Hamby (16 points).

Haley Roberson scored eight points for Midway.

Midway (22) Shultz 2, Wiley 2, Roberson 8, Barger 2, Bullard 2, Klinker 2, Burton 4.

Coalfield (68) A. Foster 7, E. Foster 4, Hamby 16, Richardson 7, Jordan 26, Walls 4.

Boys Game

What could have been a great comeback turned into a heartbreaking loss Tuesday night for the Green Waves. Midway trailed by as many as 15 points in the third period, before rallying and holding a lead twice in the final minute of regulation.

Coalfield, however, made two big shots in the final moments of regulation then Jacob Powers scored with one second left in overtime to give the Jackets a 62-60 victory.

 The first quarter featured a pair of runs before Coalfield took a 14-12 lead into the second period of play.

Midway opened the period with a 6-2 run, but Coalfield had a 9-0 run of their own in the frame.

Coalfield’s Cody Hill had a big first quarter with 10 points while Josh Manning buried a pair of three-pointers for Midway.

The second period pretty much belonged to the Jackets. Powered by nine points from Dillon Wilson, Coalfield outscored the Green Waves 19-8 in the frame to take a 33-20 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Coalfield’s lead grew to 15 points, 39-24, when Wilson buried a trey early in the third period, but that’s when Midway started to rally. The Green Waves held Coalfield scoreless over the final 4:52 of the quarter and that allowed Midway to pull within 39-35 at the end of the quarter.

Midway finally pulled even at 48-48 when Matt Jarvis buried a jumper with 2:32 left to play then Jarvis converted an old-fashioned three-point play with 1:44 left to give the Green Waves a 52-51 lead.

Midway made it 54-51 when Jake Parkison scored with 1:01 left, but Coalfield tied the score with 17 seconds left when Hill drained a three-pointer.

Midway would get a pair of free throws from Caleb Ruffner with 10 seconds left, but Coalfield would send the game to overtime when Powers scored three seconds later.

Powers’ basket would be his only made field goal in regulation.

The teams battled back and forth in overtime and appeared headed for another overtime, but with one second left, Powers made his second shot of the night, giving the Jackets a 62-60 victory.

Jarvis (13 points), Ruffner (12 points, 4 rebounds), Manning (11 points, 4 rebounds) and Parkison (10 points, 3 assists) all scored in double figures for the Green Waves.

Thomas Viar pulled down a game-high eight rebounds for the Green Waves.

Hill (28 points, 5 rebounds) and Wilson (21 points, 5 rebounds) led the way for Coalfield on the night.

Midway (60) Manning 11, Viar 5, Ruffner 12, Jarvis 13, Parkison 10, Clower 4, Houser 3, Davidson 2.

 Coalfield (62) Wilson 21, Hill 28, Powers 5, Duncan 4, Bogard 4.