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Raiderettes escape with overtime win over Lady Yellow Jackets

Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Moore County's Whitney Lemmon looks to make a pass into the post during the Raiderettes game at Grundy County last week. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

Moore County’s Whitney Lemmon looks to make a pass into the post during the Raiderettes game at Grundy County last week. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

COALMONT — No rush. No worries. At least it appeared that way.

For much of the Moore County Raiderettes’ game at Grundy County on Friday night, it seemed as though the blue-clad visitors were ahead by a comfortable double-digit margin. Playing at Ricky Richards Gym in Coalmont, the home crowd was subdued, while the Yellow Jackets’ student section was a non-factor.

But instead of coasting to an easy win, the Raiderettes were fortunate to leave the mountain with a 50-46 overtime victory.

After leading by eight points midway through the fourth quarter, Moore County (12-6, 3-2 District 9-A) let the lead slip away in the final minutes of regulation.

In the extra period, Moore County ratcheted up its defense and allowed just one Grundy County basket, a long three-pointer from Mikayla Williams.

Led by Sloan Mann, Moore County was 9-of-12 from the free throw line in overtime, just enough to claim their 12th victory of the season.

Mann was 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the extra period and 8-of-10 for the game, while scoring a game-high 18 points.

Grundy County was led by Seals, who tallied 13 before fouling out of the contest.

 For more on the MCHS vs. Grundy County game, see the Jan. 9 print edition of the Moore County News. To subscribe, click here.

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