• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

Lady Eagles defeat Alice Lloyd for fourth straight win

After picking up a thrilling double-overtime victory over Asbury on Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Midway University women’s basketball team returned to the hardwood on Saturday, Jan. 14, when they traveled to Alice Lloyd for a River States Conference match-up. In the game, Midway had four players finish in double figures to help the Eagles score a 69-57 victory over Alice Lloyd. With the win, Midway pushes its win streak to four while improving its record to 15-5 overall and 6-2 in the RSC. Leading the way for the Eagles was senior guard Breanna Ball, who poured in a game-high 20 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor. Freshman Timitryi Patterson collected her second double-double of the season with 13 points and 15 rebounds. The frontcourt duo of juniors Rachel Carter and Patrice Tonge also finished up in double figures, as they scored 10 points each, while Carter pulled down eight rebounds. Freshman Haleigh Yazell also chipped in with nine points off the bench. Each team struggled to buy a basket throughout the game. Midway shot 39 percent for the game (23-59), while Alice Lloyd shot 34.8 percent going 24-of-69 from the floor. In addition, the Alice Lloyd hit nine triples in 31 attempts, while Midway hit six in 21 attempts. The big difference in the game came at the charity stripe. Midway visited the free throw line 22 times hitting 17, while Alice Lloyd only toed the line twice missing each attempt. After taking an 11-7 lead after the first quarter of play, Midway turned the pressure up in the second stanza. Alice Lloyd opened the quarter scoring five straight points to take a one-point lead, but from that point on it was all Midway. Midway responded by rattling off 12 unanswered points to regain the lead at 23-12 with just over three minutes remaining in the quarter. The Eagles pushed their lead out to as many 18 in the quarter, but Alice Lloyd scored the final bucket and Midway took a 32-16 lead at intermission. Midway continued to lead by double digits throughout the third quarter, but Alice Lloyd started battling back in the final period, as they used a 5-0 run late in the game to cut the deficit to three. But, Midway had an answer. Tonge got a put-back that ignited what turned out to be a 9-0 run to end the game giving Midway the 69-57 victory. During the 9-0 run, Midway went 4-of-6 at the charity stripe to put the game out of reach. The Eagles have a few days to rest and get healthy as they are back in action on Friday, Jan. 20, when they return home to Marshall Gymnasium and host Rio Grande (Ohio) at 6 p.m. Then, the next day, Saturday, Jan. 21, Midway hosts West Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. Men’s Basketball The Midway University men’s basketball team was back in action on Saturday, Jan. 14, when the Eagles also traveled to Alice Lloyd for a River States Conference matchup in Pippa Passes. In the game, Alice Lloyd took control from the opening tap and cruised to a 97-62 victory over the visiting Eagles. With the loss, Midway is now 2-15 overall and 2-7 in the RSC. Alice Lloyd torched the nets as they shot 54.3 percent from the floor going 38-of-70 overall. They also hit 12 triples in 29 attempts for 41.4 percent. Midway didn’t fare as well, as the Eagles shot just 35 percent from the floor (21-60). The Eagles also went 7-of-20 from deep for 35 percent. Alice Lloyd jumped out to a 4-2 lead early on, but freshman Brandon Johnson rattled in a triple giving Midway their only lead of the contest, 5-4. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the lead wouldn’t last long as Alice Lloyd began to take control and responded by going on a 25-4 spurt to build their lead to 20 points, 29-9, with just over six minutes remaining in the half. Over the final 4:43 in the first half, Alice Lloyd went on a 14-3 run to take a commanding 48-18 lead into the locker room. Alice Lloyd continued to pad its lead in the second half, leading by as many as 40, 72-32, but Midway wouldn’t quit and continued to show fight. After trailing by 40, Midway went on a 20-9 run, but the home team proved to be too much and they cruised to a 97-62 win. Midway had two players finish in double figures led by freshman Khalil Britt, who finished with a career-high 14 points off the bench. Johnson added 10, while freshman Brandon Maxwell chipped in with nine. The Eagles return home to Marshall Gymnasium on Friday, Jan. 20, as they host Rio Grande (Ohio). Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. The Eagles then host West Virginia Tech at 3 p.m. the next day, Saturday, Jan. 21. (Information courtesy of Dylan Brown / Midway Univ. Sports Information)

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