Midway’s Lady Raiders hosted Hobbton Tuesday evening in search for their first win of the season. They forced many Hobbton turnovers to get easy transition points, and win the game 69-25.
Midway jumped out to a 19-3 lead after a quarter, then stretched that out to a 45-13 lead at the half. The Lady Raiders continued to force turnovers in the second half by playing aggressively, but also committed a lot of fouls. This forced Midway to back out of the pressure a little, but by that point the game was out of reach.
A bright spot for the Lady Wildcats was their Freshman Center Nina DeVonie. Devonie scored 20 of Hobbton’s 25 points and was a force for the Raiders top deal with inside.
For Midway, Amber Poole had a big night with 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists. Taylor Faircloth chipped in 12, Mogan Tew had 6 points and 9 rebounds, and Kimberly Sublett provided a spark off the bench with 6 points and 6 steals.
Coach Jennifer Honeycutt of Midway was very pleased with her team’s play as they executed their game plan of turning defense into easy offense. “We talked about how we wanted to create havoc out there, and I think we did a good job of that” stated Honeycutt.
It was the Lady Raider’s first win of the season. “Anytime you get your first win, it’s sweet” finished Honeycutt.
This was the Widcat season opener, and the Lady Raiders record moves to 1-2.