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The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils and Midway Green Waves locked horns in a pair of close games Monday night and in the end the long-time rivals would have to settle for a split in their two games.
The girls game was a battle throughout as neither team gained much of an advantage, but in the end it would be the host Lady Devils coming away with a 35-34 victory.
The boys game was also close throughout, and in the end it would be the visiting Green Waves picking up a 47-38 victory.
Both teams return to action Monday as Harriman hosts Greenback while Midway entertains Lenoir City.
These two teams could have played for most of the night at Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium and not have been separated by many points, but after 24 minutes of action they were separated by one points as Harriman picked up a 35-34 victory.
The first quarter of Monday’s game was played to an 8-8 tie as Abby Bertram scored six points for the Lady Waves while Haley Goldston scored six to lead the Lady Devils.
The second quarter belonged to Harriman as the Lady Devils outscored Midway 11-4 to take a 19-12 lead at intermission. Goldston scored three points to lead Midway in the period while Alexis Taylor scored all four of Harriman’s points in the period.
Midway battled back in the third period and pulled to within 23-22 at the end of the quarter. Taylor buried a trey and scored five points to lead Midway’s third quarter charge.
Things remained tight throughout the final period, but the end of the period would see Harriman holding the one-point lead.
Goldston led Harriman on the night with 12 points while Bertram (14 points) and Taylor (13 points) led the way for Midway.
Midway (34) Taylor 13, Bertram 14, Hines 2, Lewis 3, Tuttle 2.
Harriman (35) Goldston 12, Peddicord 4, Higgins 4, Sells 2, Goins 2, Franklin 4, Turner 7.
The first period was the difference in the final game of the evening as the Green Waves jumped out to a 13-6 lead after six minutes of play and then the Green Waves withstood every Harriman challenge the rest of the way.
Five different players scored for Midway in the opening period with Zach Edwards and Jason Gaus leading the way with four points each.
Dwight Farmer led the Blue Devils with four points in the opening frame.
The second quarter would see Harriman settle down, but they couldn’t cut into Midway’s lead as the Green Waves to a 22-14 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Edwards scored five points to lead all scorers in the second quarter.
Harriman did rally and pulled to within two points at 29-27 at the end of the period. Grant Jenkins led Harriman’s comeback with six points in the frame while Jacob Cawood scored five for the Green Waves.
Cawood, however, took over in the final period as Midway pulled away late for the nine-point victory.
Cawood scored 10 points in the final period as Midway remained undefeated on the year.
Cawood finished the game with 19 points while Edwards added 12 for the Green Waves.
Farmer paced the Blue Devils with 13 points.
Midway (47) Woody 4, Edwards 12, Cawood 19, Hashmi 2, Gaus 8, Dishner 2.
Harriman (38) Upton 6, Jenkins 8, Farmer 13, Gresham 7, Johnson 2, Abernathy 2.