Midway Middle School hosted Roseboro-Salemburg Thursday for their last home game of the season. The Lady Raiders won the opening game while the Leopards claimed the boys game.
The Lady Raiders got off to a hot start and never looked back as they posted a 56-0 shutout of the visiting Lady Leopards. They led 18-0 after a quarter and 41-0 at intermission.
Blythe Best led the Midway scoring effort with 10 points. Additional scorers included Leah Williams, Alex Canady, Madeline Royal, and Lindsey Naylor with 6 points each. The foursome of Sabria Crowell, Hannah Lucas, Maggie Warren, and Rachel Hodges scored 4 a piece. Brittany Rodriguez, Kyla Kibler, and Logan Baggett contributed 2 each.
In rebounding, Royal grabbed 5. Best claimed 7 steals, while Canady had 6 takeaways.
“I thought our team played very well. They had a very good defensive game,” remarked
Midway coach Selena Joseph. “Every girl scored and that hasn’t happened before.”
The nightcap belonged to the visiting Leopards. The final score was 46-39 in a hard-fought contest.
Midway took the early lead, but Roseboro-Salemburg forged ahead 13-9 by the end of the opening period. The Leopards led 23-16 at halftime. It was a close 33-30 game following the 3rd quarter.
Keshawn Bailey scored 6 points in the final frame, including 4 free throws, to lead the Leopards to victory. He finished with 8 points, but the team leader was Quamaine Williams with 16. Akili Underwood added 7, while Zack Tanner connected for 6. Tyler James dropped in 4. William Peete and Johnny Owens scored 2 each.
For the Raiders, Michael Kramer led the way with 22 points. Reece Wilson posted 10. Octavius Sankey nailed a 3 pointer, while Austin Smith and Greg Orr added 2 each.
“Midway played us real good this time,” asserted Leopard coach Todd Wheeler. “At the end we played a good defense and hit some crucial free throws.” The win completed a 3 game sweep of the Raiders for Roseboro-Salemburg boys.