Visiting Lincoln County raced out to a 31-12 halftime lead and then rolled to a 70-44 victory over the Moore County High School boys basketball team on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
At the MCHS gymnasium, the Raiders played better in the second half, but never managed to make up any ground on the Falcons. Lincoln County extended its lead to 26-points – 50-24 – by the end of the third quarter.
The two teams played even over the final eight minutes, but dismal shooting throughout the contest doomed the Raiders. Moore County shot a paltry 29.2 percent from the field on 14-of-48 shooting, while connecting on just 1-of-9 3-pointers.
Lincoln County was 5-of-14 from beyond the 3-point arc and finished the game shooting at a 50 percent clip from the floor.
Justin Blackwell shot 7-of-10 and finished with a game-high 15 points for Lincoln County, leading three Falcons in double digits. B.J. Thompson and Tradarius Christian finished with 12 and 11, respectively, for the winners.
While forcing Moore County into a poor shooting performance, Lincoln County also controlled the boards, winning the rebounding battle 48-31. That included 20 offensive rebounds for the Falcons, leading to 16 second-chance points.
Ben Harvey paced Moore County with 11 points and J.P. Robinson netted nine. Chris Nix and Dillon Davis scored five apiece; James Dougherty and Dalton Barrier added four each; Jordan Barrier had three; Brandon Babb chipped in two; and Doran Noble scored two.
The Raiders lost for the second time in as many games when they lost to Watertown on Saturday. Moore County lost 61-48 to the Purple Tigers (4-0) in Lebanon. No other information on the contest was available.
The Raiders will face Forrest in Chapel Hill on Friday.