A pair of free throws from sophomore, Hannah Lucas, helped lift the Midway Lady Raiders over the Lady Panthers of North Johnston on Tuesday.
Up by 3 with under a minute to play, Lucas stepped up to the foul line and finally helped the Lady Raiders put the game away, after they had allowed North Johnston to hang around for longer than they should have.
The final score was 58-53, in favor of the Lady Raiders.
Taylor Faircloth led the scoring for Midway, as she scored 18 points, with 14 coming in the first half. Leah Williams was also in double figures for the Lady Raiders, as she scored 12, including some big buckets down the stretch.
North Johnston led 13-11 after a quarter, before Midway was able to take a 25-24 lead into halftime. Midway held onto the slim lead entering the final quarter of play, this time by a score of 38-37.
In the fourth, things were back and forth, but the Lady Raiders were able to get enough stops down the stretch, despite turning the ball over too much on the offensive end.
In the end, it was a good, solid road win for head coach Brian Wallum and his team.
“It was a good win for us, to make some plays down the stretch defensively and to hold off their run, I think that’s good for us,” he said. “We are going to practice the rest of this week and get ready for a big game with a good Clinton team on Monday at home.”
Clinton at Midway is set for a 6 p.m. tip in Spivey’s Corner on Monday evening.
Reach Adam Capps at 910-244-9585