Lady Raiders edge Sampson Middle

By Adam Capps -

The Midway Middle School girls basketball team earned their fifth win in as many tries on Wednesday with a 39-31 win over Sampson Middle School. Midway, the home team, edged the Lady Dark Horses in a hard-fought game.

“It was such a good game,” said Sampson’s head coach, Jamie Harper. “Both teams played so well, and so hard. We had some missed opportunities. There were some lay-ups and free throws that we couldn’t knock down, that would have really helped, but that’s how it goes sometimes. We will try to work on that in practice coming up.

“I want to congratulate Midway on how well they played. It was two good teams going at it, and fun to be a part of,” concluded the Lady Dark Horse coach.

Sampson was led by Shania Nurse’s 16 points. Jada Faison scored 8, Isa Banks scored 4, and Isabella Faison had 2 points to lead the Lady Dark Horses.

Midway’s head coach, Selena Joseph, was proud of her team and the way they responded.

“This is the toughest game that we have had to play in quite some time,” said Joseph. “We are proud of the way the girls responded in the second half. It was tied at halftime, and then in the fourth quarter, especially, I feel like we sped the game up and were able to get a little cushion. Sampson is a really good team, and they played really well.”

The Lady Raiders were led by Caitlyn Holland, who scored 16 points, and had 7 steals. Jeanna Pope had a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds, and was a big force inside for MMS.

The teams are set to get back in action on Jan. 7th, following the Christmas break. Midway takes on Dunn Middle on that day, and Sampson travels to Roseboro-Salemburg.

Reach Adam Capps at 910-214-9585

By Adam Capps

Reach Adam Capps at 910-214-9585

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