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PREP BASKETBALL: Raiderettes fall to Page, Lincoln County

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Moore County’s Erica Limbaugh (right) battles for the basketball with Lincoln County’s Cortney Storey during their game Nov. 20 in Lynchburg. The Raiderettes lost to the Lady Falcons 44-28. (Photo by Paul Henry, The Elk Valley Times)

Sarah Raby scored 26 points in a two-game stretch for the Moore County girls basketball team last week, but the Raiderettes still lost two straight. Raby scored 13 against Lincoln County and then followed that up with 13 more against Page, but MCHS lost both contests.

On Tuesday, Nov. 20, Moore County dropped a 44-28 decision at home to Lincoln County. After a three-day Thanksgiving break, the Raiderettes traveled to Lebanon this past Saturday and lost 49-38 to Page.

Against the Lady Falcons, Moore County couldn’t hang on to a 20-13 halftime lead. Lincoln County’s defense held the Raiderettes to two points in the third quarter and just eight in the half.

Moore County struggled from beyond the 3-point line, making just 2-of-12 treys in the contest. The Raiderettes also struggled to take care of the ball, as Lincoln County forced 24 turnovers.

Meanwhile, the Lady Falcons’ offense kicked into high gear in the second half. After scoring just six in the second quarter, Lincoln County scored 12 in the third and then poured in 19 in the fourth quarter.

Raby finished the game with a double-double – 13 points, 12 rebounds – and added an assist and a steal.

Erica Limbaugh added six points and Erin Thomas scored five. Savannah Williams chipped in four.

Cortney Storey led Lincoln County with 15 points.

Against Page on Saturday, Moore County played a more complete game. After trailing 24-20 at intermission, the Raiderettes got a pair of 3-pointers from Limbaugh and one from Raby to pull even at 31-all.

The Raiderettes wavered down the stretch again though, making just two field goals in the final frame, while getting outscored 18-7 in the game’s final eight minutes.

Bria White scored six points in the fourth quarter for Page and led all scorers with 17 points.

Behind Raby’s 13 for Moore County, Makayla Ray added 11 – including three 3-pointers – and Limbaugh tallied eight. Williams finished with four and Whitney Lemmon had two.

The Raiderettes played without Thomas and Kelsey Camp on Saturday.

The Raiderettes will play at Forrest on Friday. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.