Winning their fourth consecutive game and fifth out of the last six, Moore County Middle School’s girls basketball team improved to 12-5 on Monday night. The Raiderettes went on the road and downed host Eagleville 38-22.
The win, coupled with last week’s 39-31 win over Community, gives the Raiderettes plenty of momentum heading into Thursday night’s regular-season finale at Middle Tennessee Christian School, a team they trounced when they met back on Nov. 15.
A win in Murfreesboro Thursday night would not only give the Raiderettes five in a row — equaling their longest win streak of the season — but it would position the team well as it heads into next week’s Duck River Valley Conference tournament. MCMS will likely be a No. 3 seed when the tournament bracket is released later this week.
On Monday night, 7th-grader Olivia Richards scored 15 points, including 11 in the first half as the Raiderettes easily beat the Lady Eagles. Thanks to three 3-pointers by Kerrigan Fanning, Moore County jumped out to a 15-6 lead in the first period and never looked back
After the two teams played to a 5-all draw in the second period, Moore County stretched its 20-11 halftime lead to double digits early in the second half. Erica Clifton added another trey, and the Raiderettes got buckets from Richards, Kendall Dangerfield and Maecy Fletcher while building a 29-17 advantage.
The Raiderettes sank six 3-pointers in the contest.
Behind Richards’ game-high 15 points, Fanning added nine and Clifton had six. Dangerfield and Fletcher chipped in four points each.
MCMS 39, Community 31
Olivia Richards was held to just two field goals, but she still managed 10 points to lead Moore County in the Raiderettes’ win over the Viqueens on Thursday, Dec. 1. After the game, Moore County’s two 8th-grade players, Kerrigan Fanning and Jordon Lund, were honored during 8th-grade Night ceremonies.
Moore County eased ahead early in the contest and led 8-2 at the end of the first period. By halftime, however, Community rallied to take a one-point lead, 14-13.
In the third period, the Raiderettes got baskets from Charlotte Ray, Richards, Kendall Dangerfield, Maecy Fletcher and Madison Floyd as they pulled back in front 23-20. They then outscored Community 16-11 in the fourth period — including an 8-of-12 effort from the free-throw line — to salt the game away.
Richards paced the Raiderettes with 10 points; Fletcher added nine and Dangerfield scored seven. Erica Clifton added six points, while Fanning netted three. Ray and Floyd finished with two points each.