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Midway takes two from Harriman

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By Brownie Rose

The Midway Lady Waves and the Green Wave evened the season series with Harriman when both teams took home wins Friday night.

Harriman won the first set of games at Harriman in December, but Midway was able to turn the tables Friday with the Lady Waves rolling to a 60-46 win over the Lady Devils, and the Green Wave holding on for a 60-52 victory. 

The Lady Devils dropped to 7-11 overall and 3-4 in District 3-A after the loss while the Lady Waves improved to 8-9 and 3-3 in the district. 

The Green Wave improved to 11-8 overall and 5-3 in the district while Harriman fell to 9-9 overall, and they are also 5-3 in District 3-A.

Harriman will play Berean Christian Thursday night before they finish the week at Kingston on Friday.

Midway will host Berean Christian Friday in a district contest.

                                                Girls Game

Midway was in high gear for most of the game. They were behind 16-13 at the end of one, but put together a 22-3 win in the second period to overwhelm the Lady Devils. Midway went on to lead by as much as 23 in the second half before Harriman cut the lead down to 14 by game’s end.

Freshman  Abby Bertram was on fire early for Midway, knocking down eight of Midway’s 13 points in the opening period.

Freshman Madison Duncan led the way for Harriman in the opening period with six points while Jadah Gallaher and Laci Sells added four each.

Bertram again led the Lady Waves in the second with three more hoops, but she also got plenty of help in the big scoring quarter. 

Jessie Lewis added five points and Halie Wiley chipped in four as Midway grabbed the 16-point halftime lead.

Alisa Barger had a huge third quarter as Midway added five points to their lead in the third period. Barger buried two three-pointers and scored 12 total points as the Lady Waves led 53-32 after three periods of play.

Gallaher tried to keep the Lady Devils in the game with a trey, two hoops and two free throws in the third. 

Both teams played a lot of players in the final period as Midway held on for the 14-point victory.

Midway (60) Barger 17, Bertram 14, Taylor 9, Lewis 7, Tuttle 4, Wiley 4, Whitehead 2, Richardson 2, Kilby 1. 

Harriman (46) Gallaher 15, Sells 9, Lunsford 8, Duncan 6, Boyd 4, Goins 2, Peddicord 2.

Boys Game

Midway also had a big second quarter, but Harriman whittled away at the lead and finally tied the game at 52 with two minutes left to play. Midway’s Christian Moore immediately answered with a trey athen Jacob Cawood scored a tough basket close to the hoop to push the lead back to five. Harriman failed to find the basket in the last two minutes as Midway went on to the eight-point victory.

Midway led 15-12 at the end of one. Adam Houser was on fire early with eight points in the opening quarter while Cawood added four.

Harriman’s leading scorer Xavier Howard along with Hunter Jenkins scored six points each for the Devils in the opening frame.

Almost every Green Wave that took the floor scored in the second as they lengthened the lead to nine, 38-29, by halftime. Clay Clower led the way with seven points while Cawood added six.

Howard went ballistic for Harriman, scoring 12 points in the period while Chris Works added the other five.

Harriman began to chisel away at the lead in the third quarter. They had six scorers with Jenkins and Chase Hamby knocking down a trey each. Howard, Works, Chase Randolph and Scott Nelson also scored as Harriman pulled to within 49-43 at the end of the period.

Midway countered with a trey from Moore and baskets each from Clower, Cawood, Houser and Lyle. 

Howard gunned away in the fourth quarter scoring two hoops and two free throws. Hamby then ripped a trey to tie the game at 52.

Harriman, however, couldn’t take the lead as the Green Wave ended the game on an 8-0 run to secure the victory.

Midway (60) Moore 14, Cawood 14, Houser 13, Clower 10, Ruffner 5, Lyle 4.

 Harriman (52) Howard 26, Jenkins 9, Works 7, Hamby 6, Nelson 2, Randolph 2.