CHAPEL HILL – Bouncing back from a last-second semifinal loss against Liberty two days earlier, the Moore County Middle School girls basketball team downed Forrest 34-19 in the third-place game of the Duck River Valley Conference Tournament last Saturday.
In Chapel Hill, the Raiderettes wrapped up their season with a 13-5 record after going 2-1 in the tournament.
Moore County, the No. 2 seed, opened tournament play with a win over No. 7 Cascade on Monday, Dec. 2 before being upended by Liberty 29-27 on Dec. 5.
The Raiderettes responded with a convincing win over host Forrest in Saturday’s consolation game. Moore County built a 14-9 lead in the first period and then held the Lady Rockets without a field goal the rest of the contest. Forrest didn’t score in the second period and managed only 10 free throws in the second half on 10-of-18 shooting from the charity stripe.
Moore County got an 11-point effort from Grace Cauble. She scored eight in the first half as MCMS pulled away. Faith Cauble added six points and Ella Fanning netted five.
Taylor Holcomb finished with four points; Anna Smith had three; Kynleigh Fanning and Abi Harvey scored two points each; Kelli Ray completed the scoring for Moore County with one point.
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