Following a dominating 58-28 victory over District 9-A opponent Fayetteville City on Tuesday, Jan. 13, the Moore County Raiderettes dropped back-to-back games, including a district loss on the road at Huntland and a lopsided defeat at non-district foe Lincoln County.
It marked Moore County’s first back-to-back losses since Jan 10 and Jan. 11 of 2014.
The Raiderettes had little time to hang their heads at Forrest visiting Lynchburg on Tuesday night for a district contest. Results of that game were not available at press time. The Raiderettes will travel to Eagleville for a 9-A game this Friday night. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.
Moore County 58, Fayetteville 28
LYNCHBURG — The Raiderettes were never threatened in an easy home win over the Lady Tigers on Jan. 13.
Kursten Hawkins scored a game-high 20 points and Kinsley Logan added 12 as eight MCHS players scored. Katie Thomas netted eight and Makayla Ray had seven. Chrissie Lockhart (4), Haley Henshaw (3), Grace Cauble (2) and Taylor LaCook (2) completed the scoring for Moore County.
The Raiderettes led 26-10 at halftime.
Huntland 55, Moore County 35
HUNTLAND — Moore County couldn’t slow down the Lady Hornets duo of Ali Golden and Caylee McLennan who poured in 15 points as Huntland beat Moore County for the second time this season.
At Huntland on Friday night, the hosts held MCHS to three points in the first quarter while building a 14-3 lead. Huntland led 22-13 at the half. The Lady Hornets went 12-of-12 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, including an 8-for-8 effort by Golden.
Hawkins scored 16 to pace Moore County, which got five from Ray and four apiece from Lockhart and Grace Cauble. Thomas added three, Henshaw two and Logan one.
The loss dropped MCHS to 3-5 in District 9-A play.
Lincoln County 51, Moore County 33
FAYETTEVILLE — Lincoln County’s Morgan Higgins made the most out of Senior Night. The Lady Falcons’ lone senior scored a game-high 24 points to turn back visiting Moore County Saturday night in Fayetteville.
Higgins had 11 at halftime and added 13 after intermission, including a 5-of-6 effort from the free-throw line in the fourth period when the Lady Falcons erupted for 24 points.
Lincoln County led just 19-15 at halftime, and was in front by just six points, 27-21, going into the fourth. But Lincoln County heated up over the final eight minutes to put the game out of reach and split the season’s home-and-away series with MCHS.
Kurten Hawkins’ 10 points led MCHS. Logan and Thomas added six and five, respectively, while Ray had four. Mika Rainey, LaCook, Taylor Holcomb and Grace Cauble finished with two points each.
—ROBERT HOLMAN, editor & publisher (firstname.lastname@example.org) @TheMooreCoNews