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MCHS girls split games at Mitch Wilson State Farm Classic

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:42 am

Moore County’s Faith Cauble (No. 21) shoots in front of Franklin County’s MeKnzie Taylor during their game last week in Lynchburg. MCHS won 64-45. The two teams play again in Winchester on Dec. 13. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Moore County’s Faith Cauble (No. 21) shoots in front of Franklin County’s MeKnzie Taylor during their game last week in Lynchburg. MCHS won 64-45. The two teams play again in Winchester on Dec. 13. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

The Moore County High School girls basketball team ran its record to 4-1 after splitting a pair of games at the Mitch Wilson State Farm Classic in Woodbury during the Thanksgiving Holiday.

After falling to East Nashville 57-29 on Friday afternoon, the Raiderettes beat Cookeville 59-46 on Saturday morning.

Against Cookeville on Saturday, Moore County outscored the Lady Cavs in every quarter but the last. The Raiderettes held a 34-19 lead at halftime after Cookeville’s Sydney Bean left the game in the second period with an ankle injury. The Raiderettes led 50-31 heading into the final frame.

Moore County, which opened the season with wins over Culleoka and Warren County, was coming off of a 64-45 victory over Franklin County last week. In the team’s home opener, the Raiderettes topped the Rebelettes in front of a standing room-only crowd in Lynchburg on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

The Raiderettes got an 18-point effort from junior Kursten Hawkins, while teammate and fellow junior Kinsley Logan added 15 points. Hawkins scored 14 of her 18 in the first half as Moore County built a 39-18 lead by intermission. Logan had 10 points before the break.

It was a physical contest from the outset. Moore County attempted 18 free throws in the first half alone. The Raiderettes went to the charity stripe 11 more times in the second half. They managed to connect on 21 of their 39 free-throw attempts, making just 54 percent.

After a ragged third period —MCHS scored only six points — the Raiderettes found a grove in the final frame and put 19 points on the board.

Following Hawkins and Logan in scoring, Katie Thomas chipped in nine points and Chrissy Lockhart added eight. Kelli Ray, Grace Cauble, Mika Rainey and Haley Henshaw scored three points each, while Taylor Holcomb added two.

Mycah Jordan led Franklin County with 11.

Moore County will host Middle Tennessee Christian School on Friday. Tipoff is at 6 p.m.

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