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Raiderettes lingering near AP top 10

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm

The Moore County High School girls basketball team earned 19 points in the second Associated Press prep basketball poll of the season, which was released Monday. That was good enough to put the Raiderettes 11th in the Class A poll.

Union County (16-3) earned eight first-place votes and moved from No. 2 to No. 1, jumping Jackson County (15-3), which fell from first all the way to fifth following a loss to Clarkrange.

Cosby (16-2), is ranked No. 2, while Clarkrange (14-4) moved up from sixth to No. 3. Summertown (15-2) remained fourth.

Completing the top 10 is Hampton (16-4), Collinwood (13-2), Oliver Springs (12-4), North Greene (14-7) and Lake County (10-2).

Moore County earned 32 points in the first poll of the season, but collected 13 fewer this week following last Friday’s loss to Cascade. Even so, it didn’t effect the Raiderettes position, as they were No. 11 in the first poll of the season as well.

In Class AAA, nationally-ranked Riverdale (18-0) topped cross-town rival Blackman (18-0) for the top spot, while Grainger (20-0) earned all 19 first-place votes to top the Class AA poll.

In the Div. II poll, Ensworth (14-1) is No. 1.

In the boys poll, Columbia Academy (15-2) is ranked No. 1 in Class A. District 9-A is represented in the poll as Middle Tennessee Christian (12-4) is ranked No. 8.


By ROBERT HOLMAN (Robert Holman is the editor of The Moore County News. He may be reached at