Moore County freshman Kursten Hawkins scored 56 points as the Raiderettes notched wins over Lincoln County and Cornersville last week.
Hawkins poured in 30 points in a 56-52 overtime victory over Lincoln County and then netted 26 in a 55-36 win over Cornersville. Both games were played here in Lynchburg.
Last Thursday, Hawkins tallied 17 in the first half to help Moore County build a 30-23 lead over the Lady Bulldogs. MCHS led 14-9 after one period and stretched the lead going into the lockerroom thanks to nine points from Hawkins, a three-pointer from Kinsley Logan and baskets from Chrissy Lockhart and Taylor LaCook.
The Raiderettes (5-0) pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the visitors 17-7. Katie Thomas led a three-point barrage for Moore County. Thomas sank a pair of triples and Moore County got treys from Logan and Hawkins en route to a 47-30 lead.
To go along with Hawkins’ 26 points, Logan added nine and Thomas six. Senior Makayla Ray scored five, while Faith Cauble added three and Lockhart, LaCook and Taylor Holcomb scored two apiece.
Hawkins’ 26-point effort came on the heels of her 30-point night against Lincoln County on Nov. 18. She finished 10-of-16 from the floor and was 9-of-16 from the free throw line in the win.
The game was tight throughout as Moore County led 14-10 after one period and 26-23 at the half. The Lady Falcons rallied in the third quarter, outscoring Moore County 16-9 to take a two-point lead.
The Raiderettes battled back and took the lead late in the contest, only to watch Sloan Mann sink a pair of game-tying free throws with five seconds left to play.
MCHS settled for overtime and outscored the visitors 8-4 in the extra four-minute period. Logan added 12 points in the win, while Ray, Lockhart, Thomas and LaCook scored three each. Faith Cauble scored two to complete the scoring for Moore County.
Moore County will play in the Cannon County Thanksgiving Classic this Friday and Saturday in Woodbury. The Raiderettes play Murfreesboro Central Magnate at 2 p.m. on Friday at Cannon County High School and will play Highland at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Woodbury Grammar School.