Midway Middle’s girls tangled Monday with the young ladies from Roseboro-Salemburg, with the Raiders taking the win 64-5.
“All of my girls got a lot of playing time, and I thought they all played well,” said Midway Middle coach Selena Joseph.
Roseboro-Middle, she said, seemed to have trouble getting it together and making something happen, and the Midway girls were able to capitalize on that in a big way.
“They just couldn’t get into a good rhythm,” Joseph said of the young Leopard girls.
But the Raider girls were on fire, on both sides of the ball. “We played great defense, and it was the best offensive game I have coached,” Joseph attested. “I was preaching to them to slow down the pace of the game, but they only know one speed and it is at full speed ahead. I love that, but I want them to know the importance of being able to slow down the pace of the game, too, and let the time run out.”
Alex Canady let all scorers with 14 points; Rachel Hodges had 12; Leah Williams, 10; Brittany Rodriguez, 6; Madeline Royal, 4; and Logan Baggett, 4. Contributing 2 points each for Midway were Kasey McLamb, Sabria Crowell, Hannah Lucas, Bythe Best, Kyla Kibler, Maggie Warren and Hailey West.
Although Roseboro’s team didn’t score many points in the game, Joseph said they played hard and showed great sportsmanship, the makings of a good team.
Scoring for R-S were Libria Williams, 2 points; Dyneshia Williams, 1 and T. Rich, 2. Roseboro’s coach did not call in for comment.