Moore County’s Dillon Davis (No. 14) gets a rebound and a putback against Middle Tennessee Christian School.
A quick start for the Moore County Raiders ended in another tough loss on Friday night as host Middle Tennessee Christian pulled off a 76-60 win in Murfreesboro.
The victory kept the Eagles atop the District 9-A standings with just four regular-season games left to play.
Moore County (6-15 overall, 2-8 District 9-A) raced out to a 23-17 lead, but couldn’t sustain it. The Raiders let Middle Tennessee Christian catch up in the second quarter after being outscored 19-6 in the period. The game was close for most of the second half before the Cougars pulled away in the fourth quarter.
“We don’t execute our game plan to perfection every time. We just have to put everything together,” said Ben Harvey after the Raiders were unable to win despite being very competitive.
Harvey had four points in the loss. Dillon Davis led the Raiders with 19. Dalton Barrier had 16 and Cole Boyce added 10. Doran Noble finished with five; J.P. Robinson had four; and Blydge Farrar had two.
Derrick Spears and David Capps scored 21 points apiece for MTCS.