LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County Middle School girls basketball team evened its record at 2-2 on the young season thanks to a 46-27 win over visiting Cascade on Monday night. The Raiderettes got 17 points from seventh-grader Olivia Richards in the victory.
Monday’s win followed a loss at Forrest last week, as well as a win over Fayetteville City last week. The MCMS girls junior varsity team also notched a pair of wins last week as the JV beat both Fayetteville City and Forrest.
The Raiderettes were slated to play at Huntland on Tuesday; results of that contest were not available at press time. MCMS will play at Westwood on Thursday. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. in Manchester.
On Monday, Richards scored 13 of her career-high 17 in the first half as Moore County built a 23-8 halftime lead over Cascade. The Lady Champions were only able to trim two points of the deficit in the third period, despite holding Richards scoreless during the six-minute stretch.
The Raiderettes outscored their visitors 15-8 in the final frame to put the game out of reach. Richards led the way with 17, while Erica Clifton netted eight and Kendall Dangerfield and Maecy Fletcher added seven points apiece.
Ruby Jimenez scored three; Kerrigan Fanning and Charlotte Ray chipped in two points each.
Forrest 34, MCMS 23
Moore County kept its game at Forrest on Thursday, Oct. 20 close in the first half only to watch the hosts slip away in the second half.
Kendall Dangerfield paced Moore County with eight points. Olivia Richards and Erica Clifton tallied six points each and Madison Floyd added two. Jordon Lund wrapped up the scoring for the Raiderettes with one point.
MCMS 34, Fayetteville 12
The MCMS Raiderettes rolled to a convincing win over visiting Fayetteville last Tuesday night in Lynchburg. Following a tough season-opening loss on the road at Liberty, the Raiderettes bounced back at home with a dominating win.
Moore County opened a 12-2 lead in the first period and then scored 14 more points in the second period while holding the Lady Tigers scoreless. The Raiderettes padded their lead in the third and fourth quarters.
Nine MCMS players scored, led by Kendall Dangerfield who netted a dozen points — all in the first half. Olivia Richards finished with seven points, while Charlotte Ray added four. Maecy Fletcher and Erica Clifton scored three each; Ruby Jimenez and Kerrigan Fanning each scored two; and Rayel Pierce added one.