Midway’s Lady Raiders lost their season opener to a very talented and well- coached North Johnston team on Friday, 58-39.
North Johnston made five consecutive field goals in the last three minutes of the opening quarter to stretch what was a one point lead to double digits, and never looked back. Midway, a very young team with only four upperclassmen, competed well, however.
The Lady Raiders had too many turnovers and were out-rebounded by a large margin, making the game difficult on themselves. The Panthers shot the ball extremely well from the floor, inluding a high percentage from behind the arc. North Johnston also had easy buckets in transition.
Coach Jennifer Honeycutt of Midway was proud of her young team, stating how well she thought they played. “We’re young, but we’re gonna get there” finished the Lady Raider coach.
Morgan Tew played very well for Midway coming off of a season-ending knee injury late last season. The senior scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead her squad. Amber Poole chipped in 9 points, 4 assists and 4 steals, and Taylor Faircloth had 9 points and 9 rebounds.
The Raiders fall to 0-1 and will play at Lakewood Wednesday night.