A cold shooting night for Midway led to a 60-43 loss for the Raiders at East Bladen. It took Midway 10 minutes to score their first field goal, and they trailed by double digits for the majority of the game.
Midway used full-court pressure in the second quarter, which allowed them to get within 8 at halftime, 29-21.
Midway scored early baskets in the second half to cut the lead to 4, but they would never get any closer. East Bladen converted on baskets at key points in the game, just when it seemed like Midway was getting back into the game.
Midway just could not score the ball in the second half. They were getting good looks from the 3 point line, and inside, and simply missing the shots that they have normally been connecting on this season. Of course, East Bladen’s defense deserves credit for getting the Raiders out of their rhythm.
Justin Thompson led Midway with 11 points and 3 assists and Josh Minnick added 8 points and 8 rebounds.
Coach Leonard Henry says his team did not have a great sense of urgency or focus. “We’re gonna go back to the drawing board and just refocus for this second part of the season. It’s going to be hard to beat some of these teams twice, but we’re going to have to find a way to do it. We’ll go to practice Monday and get ready for Pender.”