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Monday was a tough day for the Midway Middle School Green Wave and Lady Waves as both squad suffered defeats at Greenback.
The opening game of the evening would see the Lady Waves dropping a 40-23 decision. In the nightcap game, Midway rallied late, but still came up short as the Cherokees picked up the victory, 41-34.
As time passes, the youthful Lady Waves are getting better as they gain experience. Monday would see the Lady Waves put together their best performance of the season against the Lady Cherokees.
Midway played really well in the first half as they trailed 6-5 after one period of play and 18-15 at halftime.
Hannah Shultz led Midway in the first half with six points while Alexis Bosnak and Kimmy West added three each.
While the first half went great, the third quarter was disastrous as Greenback shut the Lady Waves out in the frame and led 27-15 entering the final period.
Midway did score eight points in the fourth quarter, but they were unable to make a run as the Lady Cherokees went on to the 17-point victory.
Shultz led Midway on the night with 10 points while Bosnak added five.
Greenback’s Baylee Albright led all scorers on the night with 11 points. Skyler Little was next in line with eight.
Midway (23) Ross 1, Alexis Bosnak 5, Shultz 10, West 3, Clark 2, Anna Bosnak 2.
The even numbered periods went okay for the Green Wave Monday, but the odd periods were a different story as Greenback dominated the first and third periods on their way to a 41-34 victory.
Greenback came out strong as they led 14-2 after one period of play. Midway did play the Cherokees to a 10-10 tie in the second half as Greenback took a 24-14 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Jake Woody led Midway in the first half with six points while Hunter Willis and Trey Presnell scored eight each for Greenback.
Any hope of a Green Wave victory vanished in the third quarter. Greenback held Midway to four points in the period, making the score 34-16 with six minutes left to play.
Landon Atchley scored all of Midway’s points in the third quarter.
Down but not out, Midway did make things interesting in the final period. Behind six points each from Woody and Landon Davidson along with five from Atchley, the Green Wave outscored Greenback 18-7 in the fourth quarter to make the final score 41-34.
Woody (12 points) and Atchley (10 points) led Midway in scoring while Tavin Kilpatrick (11 points), Willis (10 points) and Presnell (10 points) paced the Cherokees.
Midway (34) Woody 12, Narramore 1, Atchley 10, Davidson 6, Romines 2, Lyle 3.