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Raiderettes claim district win over Community; Summertown tourney up next

Posted on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 11:04 am

Moore County senior Haley Henshaw (No. 30) eyes the basket during the Raiderettes’ game against Community last Friday night. Henshaw scored two points in Moore County’s 57-40 win. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Moore County senior Haley Henshaw (No. 30) eyes the basket during the Raiderettes’ game against Community last Friday night. Henshaw scored two points in Moore County’s 57-40 win. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Moore County High School’s girls basketball team took advantage of Community’s inability to knock down close shots Friday night and cruised to a 57-40 District 9-A victory over the Viqueens here in Lynchburg.

Moore County (10-1, 4-0 District 9-A) ran its win streak to seven games and sits a perfect 4-0 as the Raiderettes head into the Christmas break. MCHS will face Decatur County Riverside at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29 in the Summertown Christmas Classic. They face host Summertown at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30.

Last Friday night in Lynchburg, MCHS built a 5-0 lead early before taking a 13-8 lead after eight minutes of play. After leading 19-15 in the second period, Moore County began to pull away last in the quarter while building a 30-15 halftime lead.

Moore County then scored the first four points of the third quarter to complete a 15-0 run. The Raiderettes doubled up the Viqueens and built a 44-22 lead as the teams headed to the final frame.

With the help of two 3-pointers from Kizzey Lane and six points from Alyssa Freeman, Community (6-5, 0-3) got rolling in the fourth quarter. The Viqueens scored 18 points in the period, but the deficit was too much to overcome.

Kinsley Logan hit three 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead Moore County, while Kursten Hawkins had 15. Grace Cauble added 10 points.

Taylor Holcomb scored four and Katie Thomas hit one trey to score three points. Chrissy Lockhart, Haley Henshaw, Delaney Hart and Kynleigh Fanning completed the scoring for the Raiderettes with two points each.

Erin Thompson had 13 points to lead Community, while Freeman added 10.

Earlier in the week, Moore County defeated Franklin County 46-35 over in Winchester. It marked the Raiderettes’ second win of the season over the Rebellettes. Moore County had a home game slated for Saturday, Dec. 17 against neighboring Tullahoma, but it was postponed.

After hosting Huntland on Tuesday, Jan. 3, Moore County will host Tullahoma on Jan. 7, a game that was originally scheduled to be played in Tullahoma.

—Additional information from the Shelbyville Times-Gazette

 

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