WACO — Behind a 22-point performance by junior guard Madisen Honea, the Copperas Cove Lady Dawgs were able to defeat Waco Midway 55-50 in District 12-6A action.

Midway (8-9, 3-1) started applying pressure after connecting on back-to-back shots, which resulted in a 9-0 run by the Pantherettes down the stretch.

Kaysha McCloud hit a pair of free throws with 20 seconds remaining to put an end to the run and secure the victory.

With the win, Cove (15-4, 4-1) leapfrogged Midway into second place behind idle district leader Belton.

Jayda Carter got a steal before being sent to the foul line for a set of free throws. Carter went one-for-one and get her first score of the game with 45 seconds left before halftime.

The second quarter was a defensive struggle for the first few minutes, but Honea hit a free throw to ignite the scoring.

A couple of possessions later Honea connected on her third 3-pointer of the game and the Lady Dawgs entered halftime with a 24-20 lead.

Coveonly trailed once in the first half, 2-0, and went on a 10-0 run in the first quarter.

Honea drained two 3-pointers, while Leah Powell and Madison Griffon contributed the other two buckets.

The Lady Dawgs drilled four 3-pointers in the third quarter and began to press for the first time in the game, which resulted in a 42-32 lead entering the final quarter.

After a bye Tuesday, Copperas Cove returns to action next Friday to host Harker Heights.

District 12-6A Girls

  • Copperas Cove 55, Waco Midway 50
  • Ellison 49, Shoemaker 33
  • Harker Heights 63, Waco 48
  • Temple 45, Killeen 30

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