Midway’s varsity girls basketball team was in action on Tuesday for the second night in a row as they resumed Four County Conference play, traveling to take on the Lady Patriots of Pender. The contest was close throughout, but in the end it was Midway hanging on to secure the win, 54-47.
One point separated the teams at the end of the first quarter as Midway was clinging to a 13-12 lead.
The likely difference maker in the game would be the events of the second quarter as Midway outscored the Lady Patriots 14-5 to take a 27-17 lead at the half.
Pender would make a run at the Lady Raiders in the third quarter, with the Lady Patriots outscoring Midway 15-8 to cut the margin back to within three, 35-32, as the game moved to the final quarter.
In the fourth and final quarter, the Lady Raiders did enough to hang on and secure the win, 54-47.
After the game, Lady Raiders head coach Allen McLamb credited Pender for their efforts.
“Pender was a much improved team. They shot about 70 percent from the floor and were making their foul shots,” McLamb said.
For Midway, Alyssa Wrench turned in a solid night for the Lady Raiders as she notched a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Leah Williams had 10 points to go with seven rebounds, six assists and five steals. Hannah Lucas also had 10 points to go with five steals and five rebounds.
Midway returns home on Friday night when they are set to host the powerful Clinton Lady Dark Horses.
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