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The Midway Middle School Green Waves got in one final home game last Thursday night before embarking on a four-game road trip that begins Thursday at Wartburg. The send off wasn't a good one, however, as Lenoir City Middle won both games, 44-18 in the girls contest and 52-32 in the boys game.
The young Lady Waves struggled against Lenoir City, but they did set a new high score for the season with 18 points against the Lady Panthers.
Midway scored eight points by halftime. Caitlyn Ross and Micah Shirran hit a basket each in the first period. Shirran and Ewa Edgin scored the two hoops in the second as Midway trailed 31-8 at the break.
The Lady Waves won the third quarter, 6-5, when Ross knocked down a three-point play and Edgin added a basket. Alexis Bosnak sank a free throw.
Ross and Shirran scored a basket each in the final period, but Lenoir City pulled away for the 44-18 win.
Lenoir City’s Jalia Arnwine led all scorers with 20 points while Jermeria Dortch added 16 for the Lady Panthers.
Midway (18) Ross 7, Shirran 6, Edgin 4, Bosnak 1.
For two and a half quarters it appeared as if Midway might get a huge win against Lenoir City.
With half the third period gone by Midway led 27-18. Then the foul situation turned ugly for the Green Wave. Jake Woody fouled out and Landon Davidson was playing with four fouls. After Woody went to the bench, the Panthers took advantage and outscored Midway 34-5 in the last nine minutes to get the 52-32 win.
Woody scored five points in the opening quarter to stay close at 10-9. Landon Atchley used Midway’s height advantage to score two baskets in the first period.
Clay Campbell fired in two treys for Lenoir City in the opening quarter.
Midway raced past Lenoir City and led 19-15 at the break.
Atchley popped in six more points in the period with Woody and Landon Davidson scoring two each.
Davidson pounded in two hoops early in the third quarter. Drake Romines added a basket and Skyan Lyle sank two free throws as Midway built the lead to 27-18.
But after Woody and Davidson sat down for awhile the Panther reeled off 10 points to lead 28-27 at the end of the period.
With Woody fouled out and Davidson playing with four fouls, the Panthers added 10 more points to start the fourth quarter and began to pull away. The Panthers won the rest of the game 14-5 to get what turned out to be an easy 52-32 win.
Atchley and Dakota Narramore scored the final two Midway hoops of the game. Davidson added a late free throw.
Joe Pace fired in 20 points to lead the Panthers.
Midway (32) Atchley 12, Woody 7, Davidson 7, Narramore 2, Romines 2, Lyle 2.