EAGLEVILLE – For the Moore County Raiderettes, the third time they faced the Forrest Lady Rockets this year was just as charming as the first two.
Moore County beat Forrest 43-37 in the opening round of the District 9-A tournament at Eagleville High School on Monday night. It was the Raiderettes’ third victory over Forrest this season and it was by far the most important. With the win, Moore County moves into Thursday’s 6 p.m. semifinal contest against top-seeded Community.
While the match-up against the Viqueens is certainly a tough contest, regardless of the outcome, Moore County is guaranteed to move on to the Region 5-A tournament, while Forrest is finished for the year. If MCHS can knock off Community on Thursday, the district championship game is set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday. If not, the Raiderettes would play in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Monday.
Against the Lady Rockets, the third round was every bit as exciting as the first two.
It was far from easy. To punch its ticket to the region tournament, Moore County had to rally from a seven-point deficit, 36-29, with just more than two minutes remaining in the third period.
For more on Monday’s game see the Feb. 12 print edition of The Moore County News.