Wildcats rousted by Raiders
Adam Capps Sports Writer
Justin Thompson scored 20 points and dished out 6 assists as the Midway Raiders defeated Hobbton in Spivey’s Corner Tuesday evening, 90-37.
It was all about Midway defense and transition points in this game. The Raiders forced turnover after turnover and played at a very high pace as they blitzed the visiting Wildcats who were unlucky enough to play a very motivated Raider team for Hobbton’s season opener.
“We want to get out in transition as much as possible. We have speed and want to use it,” said Midway Head Coach Leonard Henry. “I’m proud of the way we played tonight and this team has a lot of potential. The sky is the limit for these guys. They’ve done a great job in practice and it’s really paying off,” finished the Raider Coach who has his team 3-0 now on the year.
Midway jumped out to a 26-10 lead after the first quarter and increased their lead after that.
Leading Hobbton in scoring were Hunter Britt and Jamel Bell with 9 and 8 points respectively.
Other leaders for Midway included Jamarrious Baggett with 14 points, Jordan Thompson with 13, and Josh Minnick with 10.
The Raiders host Triton Friday evening. The Midway student section will be fired up as they always are. The student section has done a great job of creating a true home-court advantage for the Raiders, and now are calling themselves “Midway Madness”.
After seeing the display of basketball their Raiders put on this evening, they have something to be excited about.
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