|Published: 11:59 AM, 11/29/2012
||Last updated: 12:43 PM, 11/29/2012
Author: Missy Carter
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MIDWAY- The Lady Bears traveled to
Midway Tuesday night and brought home a win. Head coach Gary Tucker's team had a strong defensive
start with steals from Brittany Kirkland and Bailey Hunt but the ladies couldn't get the ball to
fall in the first frame. Jasmine Harris opened the second with a bucket followed by Tori
McMinn's 3-pointer putting the Lady Bears up 14-12.
Midway 's Jesse Lewis and Abby
Bertram added points pushing the Green waves in the lead. The Lady Bears answered when
McKinley Dalton, Brayden Garren and McMinn would all make shots in the paint and draw fouls. This
gave the Lady Bears a 27-18 lead heading to the locker room.
Dalton opened the half scoring
a jumper but Lady Bear fouls sent Midway's Lewis to the line who made her free throws.
Harris and Kirkland both added two in the quarter while Garren nailed a three bringing the score to
37 -27 in the middle of the third. The Lady Bears showed great teamwork on a nice assist
through three defenders from Harris to Dalton for an easy bucket. Valerie Cheek scored on the
next trip down the floor.
The fourth quarter was rough as fouls became more
aggressive. Again, the Dalton and Harris duo found each other as Harris scored from a Dalton assist
with 5:49 in the fourth making it 47-35. Midway made a run and cut the lead within 5 points,
but Cheek made a great defensive play then scored changing the momentum and ending the Midway
scoring run. Harris would make her signature move and drive the lane and find the bucket plus a
foul, sealing a 3 point play.
Midway's Bertram and Taylor Whitehead tried to keep the Green
Waves hope alive and brought them in with reach at 49-53 with 1:47 in the game with Tellico only up
by four. Rachel Sutton added a spark on defense for the Lady Bears as Harris and Garren sealed the
game by putting in both of their free throws with seconds left leading them to victory 57-50 over
(Points: Harris 21, Kirkland 3, Dalton 14, McMinn 7, Garren 10, Cheek 6)
(Lewis 12, Taylor 5, Whithead 12, Wiley 6, Betram 11, Tuttle 4)
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