Midway girls move into semis

by | Feb 13, 2018 | Articles, Midway

Midway coach Allen McLamb said he would take an ‘ugly win’ after advancing against Spring Creek on Tuesday night, but that the Lady Raiders would need to play better tonight. McLamb is shown presenting the game ball to Leah Williams (10) after she scored her 1,000th career point earlier this season. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Midway’s varsity girls basketball team defeated Spring Creek 54-43 on Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the East Central 2-A Conference Tournament at East Duplin.

Leah Williams led the second-seeded Lady Raiders with 20 points, J.J. Sankey scored 18 and Jenna Pope added six.

Alyssa Wrench contributed four points, six rebounds, three steals, three assists and three blocked shots.

“We played bad,” said Lady Raiders coach Allen McLamb. “We’ve got time to fix it. We talked about it and we know what we have to do.”

The Midway girls play Goldsboro on tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the semifinals.

The Lady Raiders shared the regular-season league championship with East Duplin, which won a draw for top seeding in the conference tournament.

East Central 2-A Conference
Basketball Tournaments at East Duplin
Boys
Tuesday, Feb. 13

Goldsboro 72, Midway 48
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Spring Creek 60, East Duplin 37
James Kenan 50, Wallace-Rose Hill 39
Thursday, Feb. 15
5:30 p.m. — No. 1 seed Clinton vs. No. 5 Spring Creek
8:30 — No. 3 James Kenan vs. No. 2 Goldsboro
Friday, Feb. 16
7:30 p.m. — Championship
Girls
Tuesday, Feb. 13

Midway 54, Spring Creek 43
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Goldsboro 51, Wallace-Rose Hill 46
James Kenan 42, Clinton 40
Thursday, Feb. 15
4 p.m. — No. 1 East Duplin vs. No. 4 James Kenan
7 — No. 3 Goldsboro vs. No. 2 Midway
Friday, Feb. 16
6 p.m. — Championship

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