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