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Moore County boys look to bounce back against Forrest

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

WARTRACE — The Moore County boys basketball team will look to bounce back from two straight losses as the Raiders host Forrest on Friday night at the MCHS gymnasium.

Moore County dropped a 63-43 decision at Cascade on Tuesday. The win helped the Champions stay in the thick of the conference race.

Cascade (10-5, 5-2 District 9-A) dominated the game from the onset, knocking down five 3-pointers in the first quarter — two each from Alex Hatchett and Will Holt — to build an 18-6 lead after the first eight minutes. By halftime, Moore County (5-12, 1-6), trailed 36-18.

The Raiders did add 14 points in the third quarter, as Dalton Barrier tallied seven points, but Cascade still managed to stretch its lead and took a 54-32 advantage into the fourth quarter after closing out the third period on a 7-0 run.

Chris Nix led Moore County with 12 points, all coming from beyond the arc. Dillon Davis added nine and Barrier chipped in seven.

Hatchett and Jesse Barnes paced the hosts with 13 points each. Blake Floyd added 11.

While Moore County hosts Forrest on Friday, Cascade hosts Community. Moore County lost 52-48 at Forrest on Nov. 30.

A win over the Rockets could help the Raiders climb out of the 9-A cellar.