HUNTLAND, Tenn. — The Moore County Middle School Raiderettes took the long route to the 2016 Duck River Valley Conference Championship.
The Raiderettes needed seven games to win the tournament, which began for the Raiderettes on Thursday with an easy win over Riverside Christian Academy in Lynchburg.
After that, things got decidedly tougher.
With the remainder of the tournament moved to Huntland, Moore County took a tough loss at the hands of Community on Friday. Community came into the game hot, riding a 15-10 win over Fayetteville in the Viqueens’ DRVC Tournament opener.
After Friday’s loss, every contest was an elimination game for the Raiderettes. And with each game, Moore County rose to the occasion. The Raiderettes beat Westwood and Liberty before gaining a rematch with Community.
Moore County knocked the Viqueens out of the tournament with a win in the consolation bracket finals. That set up a championship round match with Cascade, which rolled through the early rounds of the tourney piling up runs, including a 19-4 victory over Huntland.
Undeterred, Moore County beat Cascade in Game 1 to set up a second and decisive tilt for the DRVS title. And in an offensive showcase, the Raiderettes swept past the Lady Champions 20-18 to claim the tournament championship.
The Raiderettes finished with a 20-13 record.
Moore County’s Jordan Lund, Laney Cashion, Molly Raby and Harlee Deaton earned all-conference honors as well.
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