The Midway Lady Raiders hosted the Hobbton Lady Wildcats basketball team Friday night and came away with a huge win. The final score was 64-29. It was a physical game with the Lady Raiders holding the edge in personnel.
The first quarter was close with the Lady Raiders holding a 1-point margin after 1 quarter at 11-10. In the second quarter, the Lady Raiders turned up the pressure and held a 25-16 lead at the half. In the 3rd and 4th quarters, the Lady Raiders totally dominated the Wildcats outscoring them by 23 points if the 3rd and outscoring them by 35 points in the 4th. Hobbton jumped out to an early 8-1 lead; however, the Raiders got their game on and came back.
Raider coach Brian Wallum said, “We made our turn-around a little quicker tonight than in previous game. We talked about that, needing to be a little more focused and intense starting out. It’s been that way every game. I can’t explain it. We recovered before the second quarter tonight. We were able to make some shots and play good defense. I think we did better on Nina (Devone) tonight. I don’t know how many she scored. We were doing a 2-3 zone which forced some turnovers. We tried to press but we really got burned on that. We haven’t worked on it much but we were disappointed with that. Our 2-3 zone worked reflecting balls. We were looking up the court which we haven’t been doing the last couple of years. We were looking to pass the ball and run the floor. It was pleasant.”
J.J. Sankey led the scoring with 21 points. Leah Williams had 14 also for the Raiders. The rest of the scoring was a balance effort among the other players. For the Wildcats, Nina Devone had 16 points.