The Midway Lady Raiders stayed undefeated, improving to 13-0 with a 25-11 win over visiting Hobbton in the first round of the Sampson County Conference Tournament on Monday at Midway Middle School.
The Lady Raiders jumped out to a 13-1 lead after the first quarter, and the game was basically a push from there.
Jeanna Pope scored 6 points and grabbed 3 rebounds for the Lady Raiders to lead them in scoring. Kaitlyn Spell scored 5, Sydney Williams had 5 steals and 4 points, Kaylah Jackson had 3 points, Caitlyn Holland scored 2 to go with 5 steals and 2 assists. Allsion Belflowers and Makayla Chavis each scored a basket for 2 points.
Hobbton was led by Jayla Wilkes’ 6 points. Mireya Ramerie and Jada Parker each scored 2 points for HMS.
Midway’s head coach Selena Joseph was a bit unhappy with the way her team shot the ball, but happy for the win.
“It was another ugly game, we really struggled in the second half and once again at the free-throw line,” said Joseph. “We are looking forward to playing in the championship game at Sampson on Thursday though, and are glad to have got out of here with a win.”
Midway is set to take on the Lady Dark Horses of Sampson in the championship game. In their last meeting, the Lady Raiders squeaked out a very close victory. The 4 p.m. championship on Thursday should be a good one.