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PREP BASKETBALL: Fast starts lead to Moore County wins at Cornersville

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Erin Thomas knocked down five 3-pointers against Cornersville on Tuesday night. (MCN file photo)

Both the Moore County High School girls and boys basketball teams got off to good starts at Cornersville on Tuesday night. The fast starts led to victories by both the Raiders and the Raiderettes.

At Cornersville, the Moore County girls turned a 15-2 first-quarter lead into a 49-32 win, while the MCHS boys turned a 19-7 first-quarter lead into a 60-55 victory.

Erin Thomas drained a pair of 3-pointers and teammate Sarah Raby added six points as the Raiderettes raced out to an early lead. Kelsey Camp, making her first appearance of the season after a preseason injury, added a long-ball in the first quarter as well, helping the visitors to a 13-point lead.

The 3-pointers continued to fall for the Raiderettes throughout the game. Moore County sank 10 treys in the contest, with five different players scoring from beyond the arc.

Thomas hit five on the night and finished with a game-high 15 points. Though she wasn’t in on the barrage of 3-pointers, Raby added 10 points. Camp finished with nine, including a pair of threes. Erica Limbaugh, Makayla Ray, Savannah Williams and Micayah Smith added three points apiece. Abby Grogan chipped in two and Whitney Lemmon scored one.

Seven players scored for the Lady Bulldogs, led by Kaitlyn Rogers’ eight points.

The Raiderettes led 24-16 at the half.

In the boys game, Cornersville was able to cut Moore County’s double-digit lead down to five by the end of the contest. The Raiders held a 48-35 lead heading into the fourth quarter, where they were forced to score from the free-throw line.

Moore County was 8-of-12 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter, while making only two field goals from the floor. The Bulldogs got an 11-point effort from Hayden McManan in the final frame as they tried to rally. He finished with 22 points to lead all scorers.

Dalton Barrier paced the Raiders with 16 points, all in the first three periods. Ben Harvey added 14 for MCHS, with nine of those coming in the second half.

Blydge Farrar scored seven for the Raiders, while Cole Boyce and Jordan Barrier chipped in six each. James Dougherty with four points; Chris Nix, Dillon Davis and Doran Noble with two apiece; and Dylon Smith with one point, completed the scoring for Moore County.

Moore County is slated to host Middle Tennessee Christian School on Friday before traveling to Fayetteville City on Tuesday, Dec. 11.


—By The Moore County News staff