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Raiderettes end season against Summertown 49-35

Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 7:52 pm

MCHS senior Raiderette Rachel Garland attempts to make a shot while through a pair of Summertown defenders last Saturday night at Motlow College. Moore County lost the game 49-35. Garland scored 14 points. (Photo Credit: Jeff Reed)

It was dejavu all over again byt this time with a slightly different result.

Two years ago the MCHS Raiderettes faced off with the Summertown Lady Eagles at the Motlow State gym to see who would move on to the TSSAA State Tournament. The Raiderettes got a narrow victory and went on to earn the title of Class A runner up.

On Saturday night, it was Summertown’s chance to walk away with the sub-state victory. The Lady Eagles beat the Raiderettes 49-35 — ending their season.

Moore County got off to a sluggish start against Summertown and just never recovered.

A low first half Moore County shooting percentage combined with an aggressive Summertown defense resulted in just two Raiderette points through the first 12 minutes of play.

With 4:30 left in the second period, Summertown’s Cortney Grooms drained a long three to pull ahead 16-2 Seconds later, senior Rachel Garland answered with her own 3-point play. Those long-awaited points sparked a 7-0 Moore County scoring run. With less than a minute less in the first half, Moore County pulled within five.

Summertown got a foul and sank both from the charity stripe. At the half, Moore County trailed 18-11.

Following the break, the Lady Eagles pulled their lead back to 10 and then held Moore County in check for the rest of the game.

Two Raiderette starters — Kelsey Camp and Erin Thomas — fouled out in the final period.

Sarah Raby led for Moore County with 16 points and Rachel Garland followed with 14. Erica Limbaugh scored three and Savannah Williams scored two.

Clair Franklin led for Summertown with 22.