Midway Middle splits with Oliver Springs

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By Goose Lindsay

The Midway Middle School Green Waves picked up a hard fought 58-55 victory over Oliver Springs Thursday night at Midway.

Things didn’t go as well for the Lady Waves as Oliver Springs cruised to a 48-20 victory.

Girls Game

The Lady ‘Cats put the game away early Thursday as Oliver Springs jumped out to a 25-4 lead after six minutes of play.

Emily Duggins led Oliver Springs with seven points in the first period while twin sisters Rachel and Emily Griffith scored six each.

Oliver Springs went deep into their bench in the second quarter and would take a 33-10 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Both teams scored well in the third period as Oliver Springs used a 12-10 advantage in the period to take a 45-20 lead into the final period of play.

The final period would see only three points scored as Oliver Springs went on to the 48-20 victory.

Emily Griffith led all scorers on the night with 12 points.

Oliver Springs (48) R. Griffith 8, E. Griffith 12, E. Duggins 7, Morgan 1, Jones 8, Topmiller 6, S. Duggins 2, Gilmore 4.

Midway (20) Taylor 4, Bertram 5, Hines 5, Lewis 3, Borum 1, Sohm 2.

Boys Game

It was a tale of two halves, and in the end Midway’s big first half was a little more than Oliver Springs’ second half as Justin O’Toole’s Green Waves picked up a 58-55 victory.

Midway’s big first half started with the Green Waves jumping out to a 21-12 lead after six minutes of action.

Mason Woody (7 points) and Cameron Hashmi (6 points) led Midway’s first period attack while Shelby Morgan scored four points for the Bobcats.

The Green Waves scored 21 more points in the second quarter as they held a comfortable 42-25 lead at halftime.

Jacob Cawood had a big second period for Midway with 11 points while Markus Miller scored eight for the Bobcats.

Midway’s lead all but disappeared in the third period. 

Behind 12 points from Miller and four each from Morgan and Aaron Noe, the Bobcats outscored the Waves 20-6 and trailed just 48-45 heading into the final period of play.

Oliver Springs stayed close in the final period, but they couldn’t complete the comeback as Midway held on for the 58-55 victory.

Cawood led Midway on the night with 21 points while Zach Edwards added 10.

Miller led all scorers with 24 points while Noe (14 points) and Morgan (12 points) also scored in double digits for the Bobcats.

Oliver Springs (55) Noe 14, Buck 1, Morgan 12, Taylor 2, Wilson 2, Miller 24.

 Midway (58) Hashmi 8, Woody 9, Gaus 4, Cawood 21, Edwards 10, Dishner 4, Schemmer 2.