Nate Bowling scores for Oneida during a game at Midway on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. The freshman had a big week for the Indians, averaging 10.5 points in two games. (Sarah Dunlap/IH)

KINGSTON — It wasn’t pretty, but the end result was all that mattered, as Oneida out-lasted Midway 67-49 here Friday to grab its second District 3-A win of the season.

The Indians, who are off to a 2-0 start in district play for the first time in four years, trailed after the first quarter against the winless Green Wave, before going on a 23-6 run in the second quarter to take control.

Midway never led once Oneida took the lead early in the second quarter, and the Green Wave’s biggest lead of the night was just three points — compared to what was at one point a 23-point lead for the Indians — but the home team was nevertheless able to stay just close enough to prevent Oneida from taking its foot off the gas.

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The complete story can be found in the December 14, 2017 print edition of the Independent Herald.