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Moore County splits district-opening games with Eagleville

Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 1:53 pm

Moore County’s girls

won their districtopener

49-39 over Eagleville

while the boys made

a tremendous comeback

but fell short 73-59 to the

Eagles on Friday.

In the girls win, Charlotte

Ray’s 3-pointer in

the second quarter started

an 8-2 run that opened up

a tight game for a sevenpoint

halftime lead.

Sophomore Olivia Richards

scored 13  rst-half

points as the Raiderettes

pulled out to a 22-15 margin.

In the third period, the

Lady Eagles managed to

cut the de cit by one point,

but Richards scored eight

fourth-quarter points – including

six from the freethrow

line – to edge away.

Richards  nished with

24 points. Carolyna Driver

scored 10, nine in the second

half. She had two key

buckets to open the  nal

period to build the lead to

10 points.

Ray had seven. Chloe

Brazier scored four points,

Kerrigan Fanning three and

Erica Clifton one for Moore

County (12-5, 1-0).

The Raiderettes made

14-of-19 free-throws in the

contest, knocking down 13

in the second half to seal

the win.

The Raiders, meanwhile

found themselves

in a 25-ppoint hole early,

fought to get within six

points, but couldn’t pull

out the win.

The Raiders (6-10, 0-1)

trimmed the lead to 16 by

halftime, but Eagleville

went on a 13-4 run to open

the second half, opening

up a 59-34 midway

through the quarter.

But Moore County responded

with a remarkable

19-0 run over the rest

of the quarter and the start

of the fourth. Dylan Scruggs’

3-pointer was followed

by a Brayden Cashion steal

and basket and then Riley

Holman knocked in a 3 to

cut the lead to 59-53 with

about six minutes to play.

The visitors gathered

themselves at that point

and edged back out via a

12-0 run for the win.

Eagleville’s Ryley Mc-

Claron was unstoppable,

scoring 41 points, 27 in the

first half.

Blake Woosley scored

12 points to lead the Raiders.

Holman and Andrew

Copeland finished with 10

points each – each scoring

eight points in the second

half when the Raiders

staged their comeback.

Cashion had eight, Scruggs

added seven points, Will

Harder six, Colton Bateman

four and Ben Fletcher

two.

Moore County was to

travel to Fayetteville City

on Tuesday night, too late

for this edition. They stay

on the road until a Martin

Luther King Day doubleheader

with Forrest.

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