LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Splitting games on the week, the Moore County High School girls basketball team slipped to 8-2 overall and 2-1 in District 9-A play before rebounding to down visiting Franklin County on Tuesday night. The Raiderettes blasted Fayetteville City on Tuesday, Dec. 8 and then lost to Eagleville on Thursday night, Dec. 10. Both were home games. MCHS improved to 9-2 with the win over the Rebelettes on Dec. 15.
Moore County will travel to Community this Thursday night for another District 9-A game before taking a 10-day hiatus to prepare for the South Pittsburg Christmas Tournament, which is slated for Dec. 28-30.
MCHS 62, Franklin County 49
What a difference three weeks makes.
Earlier this season, the Franklin County Rebelettes defeated the Moore County Raiderettes 66-49 in Winchester. It was a different story Tuesday night in Lynchburg when the Raiderettes came away with the victory 62-49.
Moore County sophomore Kursten Hawkins poured in 29 points and teammate Chrissy Lockhart added 15 as the Raiderettes rolled in the rematch.
MCHS forced 17 Franklin County turnovers, including nine in the first period along, when the hosts established control of the game.
Moore County led by as many as 15 points early on, but after the Raiderettes held a 30-23 lead at intermission, the visitors trimmed their deficit to just four points early in the third period. MCHS outscored FC 20-12 over the final eight minutes, however, to secure the win.
Eagleville 39, MCHS 34
In Lynchburg, the Raiderettes struggled offensively for most of the contest. After holding a 24-22 lead heading into the fourth period, Moore County’s offense went into the deep freeze. A five-minute stretch without a basket gave the visiting Eaglettes an opportunity to seize the lead.
With the long dry spell putting Moore County behind, the Raiderettes got a pair of three-pointers from Kursten Hawkins to close the gap. But Eagleville made 10-of-15 free throws in the final frame and sank just enough charity shots in the final 90 seconds to keep the Raiderettes at bay.
Hawkins finished with a team-high 14 points, but managed just six through the first three periods. Kinsley Logan added eight, while Katie Thomas netted five. Grace Cauble scored three and Faith Cauble and Chrissy Lockhart had two apiece to complete the scoring for Moore County.
Eagleville’s Kristin Barnes led all-scorers with 17 points.
MCHS 61, Fayetteville 21
The Raiderettes rolled to a 22-8 lead in the opening period and never looked back. Kinsley Logan knocked down four three-pointers, while fellow sophomore Kursten Hawkins poured in a game-high 21 points on a night when she was honored for scoring her 1,000th career point as a MCHS Raiderette.
It also marked the first true home game of the season, as both the MCHS boys and girls played at home on the same night for the first time this year.
Logan finished with a dozen points and Taylor LaCook added eight. Faith Cauble scored six and Mika Rainey chipped in five. Grace Cauble had four; Katie Thomas and Chrissy Lockhart scored two each; and Kynleigh Fanning finished with one point.
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