Midway’s JV boys showed a total team effort on the Rosewood court Friday night, defeating the home team 50-37.
While coach Matthew Creech thought his boys played a stronger first half than second, he said that, overall, it was a pretty good afternoon for the Midway team.
“Everyone played big minutes in the first half,” Creech pointed out. “We came out and started a totally different five boys. We actually started the guys who’d made straights As on their report card, and those guys went right to work and got us on the right track.”
Midway led 19-5 after the first quarter. “We were playing really strong in that first half,” Creech said. So strong, in fact, that the JV Raiders only allowed Rosewood to score 3 points in the second quarter and took a commanding 34-8 lead into the half.
Register said the boys got stagnant in the second period, settling for plays that weren’t really the way his team is expected to play.
“They were settling for stuff that was not in our game plan,” Register said of second-half play. “But, overall, they held on and got a solid win.”
Parris Smith led the Raiders with 14 points. Andre Sankey added 7; Ayden Cannady, 5; Jackson Carr, 5; and J.D. Lockamy, 5.
The Raiders, now 3-1 overall, play host to Princeton Tuesday.