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Cascade Champions beat Raiders 32-51

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm

The Raiders (5-13, 2-5) continued their three-game losing streak with a 32-51 loss to Cascade (5-7, 4-2) on Tuesday night. Zach Williams led with 14 points and Dillon Davis fol-lowed with 10. JP Robinson and Ben Harvey both swished four points each.

Moore County’s boys started strong – racing to a 9-5 lead before the Champion strung together five unanswered points to pull ahead 9-10 at the end of the first period. At the six-minute mark, Zach Williams strung together back-to-back baskets to tie the game at 14. Cascade then strung together five unanswered to pull ahead by three. With less than a minute to go and trailing by just three points, Moore County held the ball at their basket for a long offensive play – seeming to look for a three-point play to tie the game. Despite multiple shots on basket, the Raiders couldn’t get points and were forced to walk into the locker room trailing 20-23.

Things started to fall apart for Moore County after that.

The Raiders managed just five buckets in the third period while the Champion swished 12 points. The Raiders trailed 23-35 at the end of the third and never recovered.

The Raiders are next to last in District 9A standings. On Fri-day, they play the Forrest Rockets (13-6, 6-1) who are tied for first place with Community. The game will follow the girls’ game in Marshall County. The Raiders will have five more regular season district games to improve their record – Fayetteville City on Jan. 17, MTCS on Jan. 20, Huntland on Jan. 24, Community on Jan. 27, Eagleville on Jan. 31 and Cascade on Feb. 2.