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Raiderettes open district play with a victory

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 4:42 pm

Moore County junior Kinsley Logan (No. 11) shoots around the outstretched arm of Middle Tennessee Christian’s Abby Buckner (No. 21) during the Raiderettes’ 45-33 win over the Lady Cougars in Lynchburg last Friday night. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Moore County junior Kinsley Logan (No. 11) shoots around the outstretched arm of Middle Tennessee Christian’s Abby Buckner (No. 21) during the Raiderettes’ 45-33 win over the Lady Cougars in Lynchburg last Friday night. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County High School girls basketball team is off to a 6-1 start following victories over Cascade and Middle Tennessee Christian School here at home last week.

The Raiderettes used a big third quarter and rode the hot hand of Katie Thomas as they beat visiting Middle Tennessee Christian School 45-33 on Friday night. Thomas finished with 22 points — nine in the fourth period — to lead Moore County.

It was the third period, however, when the Raiderettes offense finally got going. After leading 15-13 at halftime, Moore County scored 16 points in the third period alone. Kursten Hawkins scored six during the stretch, while Thomas tallied five.

A 3-pointer from Faith Cauble and a bucket from Chrissy Lockhart helped the Raiderettes extend the lead to nine points, 31-22, heading into the final frame. Lockhart meanwhile helped the Raiderettes on defense as well, as Moore County held MTCS standout Abby Buckner to just 15 points in the game and only five in the first half.

With Thomas still firing away from outside — she finished with five 3-pointers in the game — the Raiderettes continued to build upon its lead in the fourth period.

Moore County attempted just seven free throws in the game, but managed to sink six. Hawkins finished with 12 points; Cauble added six points and Lockhart had four. Kinsley Logan finished with one.

The Raiderettes are scheduled to play at Fayetteville City (0-5) on Tuesday night; start time is 6 p.m. MCHS will play at Eagleville (6-1) on Friday night. The Raiderettes will travel to Winchester to face Franklin County on Dec. 13.

MCHS 69, Cascade 41

Kinsley Logan scored 14 points and 11 Moore County players scratched the scoring column as the Raiderettes rolled past visiting Cascade on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

The Raiderettes opened the game with an 18-3 first period and then followed that with a 21-point second period as they built a 39-21 halftime lead.

Moore County’s defense held Cascade to just three field goals in the third period while extending the lead to 27 points, 55-28.

Kursten Hawkins added a dozen points for Moore County, while Katie Thomas had nine and Taylor Holcomb eight. Hailee Trott scored five; Haley Henshaw, Mika Rainey and Grace Cauble netted four apiece; Chrissy Lockhart had three; Anna Smith and Faith Cauble finished the scoring with two each.

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