• By Dylan Brown Midway University Sports Information Director

Stout D leads Midway U womens’ hoops squad to second straight victory

Following a four-point victory over Ohio Christian last Wednesday, the Midway women’s basketball team picked up their second victory on the week on Saturday when they defeated Oakland City (Ind.) in Marshall Gymnasium. The Eagles took an eight-point lead into the locker room, but quickly expanded that halftime lead by outscoring the Mighty Oaks 44-12 in the second half to seal a dominating 81-41 victory. Midway – which improved to 4-5 following the win – shot just 43.9 percent for the game, but hit 10 triples and held the Mighty Oaks to just 31.4 percent for the contest. They also forced Oakland City into 29 miscues, which led to 26 points on the offensive end. The first half saw the Eagles shoot just 39.5 percent from the floor and 4 of 17 from downtown. The Mighty Oaks, meanwhile, shot 42.3 percent from the floor in the first half and trailed 37-29 heading into the locker room. After a back-and-forth first half, the Eagles put the hammer down in the third quarter and outscored the visitors 27-4. The Mighty Oaks hit just 2 of 12 from the floor in the period and turned it over eight times, while Midway hit 8 of 14 overall and 4 of 7 threes. Midway got early triples from Sierra Graham (Shepherdsville), Allyson Callahan (Morehead) and Jill Enix (Pineville) as they built a 49-31 advantage on the heels of a 10-0 run. By the time the buzzer sounded for the end of the third stanza, the Eagles were in complete control with a 64-33 lead after closing the period on a 14-0 run. The 14-0 rally spanned the final 5:44 as the Eagles held the Mighty Oaks without a field goal. In fact, the next field goal for the Mighty Oaks wouldn’t come until the 7:52 mark of the fourth quarter. Midway outscored Oakland City 17-8 in the fourth, which included a 11-0. The Eagles had four players finish in double figures and seven score at least seven points in the win. Callahan scored a game-high 14 points hitting 4-of-8 from three, while Leah Shelley (LaCenter) turned in 12 points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench. Enix and Graham chipped in 11 points each, Kindall Talley (Frankfort) added seven points and six assists, Macey Goff (Lexington) posted seven points and eight boards, while Jalyn Jackson (Alexandria) added seven points.

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