- photo taken by Jeff Reed
By Robert Holman
The Moore County High School girls’ basketball team was upended 66-36 Monday night by the Huntland Lady Hornets in the semifinals of the Region 4-A Tournament. At Huntland, Moore County enjoyed a 4-2 lead early, but the Lady Hornets used a 10-2 run and began to pull away. Leading 12-6 after the first period, the hosts went on another scoring run — this time 12-2 — to build a comfortable lead.
The Raiderettes never recovered. With post Chloe Brazier playing in foul trouble in the first half and the Raiderettes already short staffed thanks to all-district player Olivia Richards’s recent foot injury, Moore County struggled to put up points.
MCHS was held to only five baskets in the first half and trailed 28-10 at intermission.
Moore County managed to score 14 points in the third period, but the Raiderettes defense did little to slow down Huntland as the Lady Hornets posted 20 points in the period thanks to Kami Riley’s four baskets and a pair of 3-pointers from Anna Stevenson.
The Lady Hornets led 48-24 going into the final period. Stevenson led the Lady Hornets with 21 points, while Riley added a dozen. Moore County got 10 points each from Charlotte Ray and Brazier. Senior Robin Smedley, playing in her final game for MCHS, finished with five points, while Erica Clifton and Madison Floyd scored four points apiece. Maecy Fletcher tallied three to complete the Raiderettes’ scoring.
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