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Middle school Raiders, Raiderettes fall at Westwood

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 12:36 pm

MCMS - LOGO 001MANCHESTER, Tenn. — The Moore County Middle School girls and boys basketball teams dropped their respective games at Westwood Middle School last Thursday.

In the opener, the Raiderettes lost to the Lady Rockets 44-21. Moore County’s girls grabbed a 13-11 lead in the opening period, but couldn’t hang on. The hosts outscored MCMS 10-4 in the second period and took a 21-17 lead to the lockerroom at the half.

The Raiderettes (0-13) couldn’t keep pace in the second half as they were limited to just one field goal over the final 12 minutes.

Carolyna Driver scored 10 points to lead the Raiderettes. Haley Roberts added seven, while Kerrigan Fanning and Molly Raby scored two each.

In the boys game, the Raiders lost 39-33, their third defeat by six points or less this season. The Raiders (1-12) led 11-7 at the end of the first stanza, but were outscored 12-4 in the second period and trailed 19-15 at intermission.

The game was tight in the second half as the MCMS boys had opportunities to score. Too many offensive dry spells by the Raiders, however, allowed the Rockets to escape down the stretch.

Evan McKenzie’s nine points was tops for Moore County. Dylan Scruggs netted eight. Ben Fletcher and Cayden Smith tallied five points apiece, while Jason Fanning had four and Austin Brinkley chipped in two.

Moore County Middle School is scheduled to host Forrest on Monday, Nov. 30 and Middle Tennessee Christian School on Dec. 3. A make-up date for the twice postponed Fayetteville City game has not been announced.

The Duck River Valley Conference Tournament is scheduled for Dec. 12-19.

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