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MCMS Raiderettes claim first win; Raiders lose fourth straight game

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

Moore County’s Carolyna Driver goes to the basket against Middle Tennessee Christian School. Driver scored 24 points as the Raiderettes picked up their first win of the season. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Moore County’s Carolyna Driver goes to the basket against Middle Tennessee Christian School. Driver scored 24 points as the Raiderettes picked up their first win of the season. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Carolyna Driver scored 24 points and Molly Raby added nine as the Moore County Middle School girls basketball team registered its first victory of the season Thursday night, Dec. 3 against Middle Tennessee Christian School.

In Lynchburg, the Raiderettes took control of the contest early and then rode the scoring of Driver en route to a convincing 43-18 win over the Lady Cougars.

Moore County held MTCS to just two field goals in the second half. Meanwhile, Driver poured in 17 of her 24 points after intermission.

Laney Cashion added four points, while Harlee Deaton, Allison Vaughn and Adriana Castillo chipped in two points each and Robin Smedley netted one.

MCMS led 19-14 at the half.

On Monday night, the Raiderettes dropped a 33-21 decision on the road at Cascade.

Driver and Raby scored eight each to pace the Raiderettes, who kept the contest close until the game’s waning minutes. Cashion and Deaton tallied two each and Smedley had one.

In boys action, the MCMS Raiders have now dropped four straight since notching their first win back on Nov. 16. The Raiders lost at Cascade on Monday night, falling 47-23 to the Champions. MCMS trailed 21-10 at the half and struggled to find offensive consistency.

Dylan Scruggs led the scoring with eight, while Andrew Copeland added five. Tristen Throneberry and Austin Brinkley netted three each; Evan McKenzie and Blake Woosley scored two apiece.

Monday’s loss came on the heels of a 58-35 home loss to Middle Tennessee Christian School last week.

Noah Blankenship’s eight points led the MCMS scoring. Scruggs and Ben Fletcher chipped in five and Woosley had four. Jason Fanning (3), Copeland (3), McKenzie (3), Cayden Smith (2) and Brayden Cashion (2) completed the scoring for the Raiders.

Both the Raiders and Raiderettes will be back in action this Thursday night, Dec. 10 as they host Fayetteville City. It’s the last regular season game of the year and also Eighth-grade Night. The girls game tips off at 6 p.m.

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