LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — After a roller coaster start to the season, the Moore County Middle School girls basketball team finally has a winning streak, albeit a small one. Still, winning back-to-back games for the first time this season is certainly a start as the Raiderettes approach the season’s halfway mark. The two wins also helped MCMS climb above .500 on the year.
Moore County’s girls beat Community on Monday night in a low-scoring affair, winning 21-15. The win came just four days after the Raiderettes picked up a 36-15 win over Westwood.
–Editor’s Note: Moore County kept the streak alive with a win over Eagleville on Tuesday night; complete results of that contest were not available at press time. The Raiderettes (5-3) will be back in action on Monday with a home game against Liberty. They will then travel to Fayetteville to face the Lady Tigers on Nov. 10.
Monday’s game wasn’t pretty. Nor was it the offensive onslaught that the Raiderettes displayed in the win over Westwood or a loss last week at Huntland. It was a win nonetheless though, proving the Raiderettes are improving and have just enough grit to grind out ugly wins.
MCMS led 9-6 at intermission and the game was knotted at 11-all as the fourth period began. Moore County outscored the Viqueens 10-4 in the final frame thanks to three baskets by Maecy Fletcher.
Leading scorer Olivia Richards was held to just five points, but Moore County got a boost from Erica Clifton and Fletcher. Fletcher led the way with seven points, while Clifton chipped in six. Kendall Dangerfield completed the scoring for the Raiderettes with three points.
MCMS 36, Westwood 15
At Westwood, visiting Moore County used a big third period to pull away from the Lady Rockets last Thursday night. With a pair of 3-pointers from Erica Clifton and six more points from Kendall Dangerfield, Moore County outscored the hosts 14-4 in the third stanza to build a 30-13 lead. They coasted the rest of the way.
Dangerfield and Olivia Richards scored 10 points each to lead Moore County. Clifton finished with six, while Madison Floyd and Kerrigan Fanning added four apiece. Maecy Fletcher had two.
Huntland 44, MCMS 42
Moore County’s Olivia Richards poured in a game-high 20 points in an up-and-down-the-court track meet, but it wasn’t enough as visiting Moore County dropped a two-point decision at Huntland on Oct. 25.
Brooklyn Morris led Huntland with 18 points.
MCMS trailed 28-19 at halftime before outscoring the Lady Hornets 17-11 in the third period to climb back into the game.
Kendall Dangerfield added eight points for Moore County. Erica Clifton finished with five, with Madison Floyd scoring four, Maecy Fletcher three and Rayel Pierce two.
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