JV Raiders top Clinton, earn conference title

By Adam Capps, Sports Editor

February 9, 2014

Midway’s JV squad clinched a conference championship Saturday evening after a bi fourth quarter at Clinton. Clinton led for much of the game, before Midway pulled away in the end for a 74-67 win.

Clinton had an eight point lead at halftime, 38-30, and held a 53-51 lead entering the final quarter. Midway used big play from Dariuss Perez from off the bench, as he knocked down 5 3-pointers en route to his 16 points. Paris Smith added 18, and 14 from Larry Blanks to earn their 19th consecutive victory after dropping their season opener.

“It was a great turn-out from our fans and I can’t thank them enough. It was a great game to watch, a great game to coach, and a great game for our players. I’m proud of all of our guys and can’t stress how important I feel like our fans were today” said Midway’s head coach Matthew Creech.

Midway is on the road Tuesday at West Bladen and wraps the regular season up at Union on Thursday. Win or lose these games, Midway is assured the conference title, but the Raiders have their eyes on an undefeated conference season.