The Lady Spartans traveled to northern part of the county Wednesday to take on the Lady Raiders. The Lady Raiders were able to get a big win over Union, 61-25.
The Lady Raiders got right into owning the court at the beginning of the first quarter. They were able to send the ball through the net continuously but, soon the Lady Spartans were able to shot some baskets to keep them in the game. At the end of the first quarter the Lady Raiders only had the lead by 10 points, 19-9.
During the second quarter, a much better Lady Raider defense took the court. They only allowed Union to score one shot during the whole second quarter, as they continued to make basket after basket. This is when the Lady Raiders were able to put in a huge gap between them and the Lady Spartans for the lead, 34-11.
After the half the Midway girls continued to dominate the court and keep up the intensity from the second quarter. The Lady Spartans could not seem to make the adjustments needed in order to get back into the game. The third quarter left the Lady Spartans even further behind, down 50-16.
With a lead of 34 points the Lady Raiders slowed their momentum down in the fourth quarter but held off the Spartans to take a nice 36 point victory. The Lady Spartans sent the ball to the net a few more times but after the Lady Raiders had taken such a big lead in the third quarter Union could not come back to challenge the lead. The Lady Raiders won 61-25.
JJ Sankey led Midway with a big 20 points added to the Raider score. Taylor Faircloth contributed 13 points to the game, and Hannah Lucas had 9. Leah Williams, Tatyana Solomon and Brianna Butler each had 6 points.
Lady Raider head coach, Brian Wallum was unavailable during press time.
Union girls head coach, Bryant Register, congratulated the Raiders on the win and talked about how his team played.
“The Raider played really well tonight. We just couldn’t get anything going. Offensively we were out of sync and defensively there was a lot of missed assignments. It just wasn’t our night but the good thing is we get to come back tomorrow, get this game out of our system, and hope we provide some better effort tomorrow at West Bladen.”
The Lady Spartans game that was planned for Friday against West Bladen has been moved to Thursday. The Lady Raiders were set to play East Bladen Friday but the game was moved up to Thursday.
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