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Raiderettes win three straight in Richard Hardy Memorial Classic

Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Moore County’s Taylor Holcomb fires a shot in the first half of the Raiderettes’ 62-27 win over North Jackson (Ala.) on Friday during the Richard Hardy Classic at South Pittsburg. The MCHS girls won three games in the Thanksgiving Classic. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

Moore County’s Taylor Holcomb fires a shot in the first half of the Raiderettes’ 62-27 win over North Jackson (Ala.) on Friday during the Richard Hardy Classic at South Pittsburg. The MCHS girls won three games in the Thanksgiving Classic. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

Following a 66-49 loss to Franklin County early last week, the Moore County High School girls basketball team won three straight games during the Thanksgiving break to improve to 5-1 on the year. The Raiderettes fell to Franklin County on the road last Tuesday night.

They then bounced back on Wednesday to beat Woodville (Ala.) High School in the first game of the Richard Hardy Memorial School Classic in South Pittsburg. After taking Thanksgiving off, the Raiderettes defeated North Jackson (Ala.) on Friday and Hardy Memorial School on Saturday afternoon.

The MCHS girls play Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro on Friday, Dec. 4 before returning to Lynchburg for their first home game of the month on Dec. 8 against Fayetteville City.

MCHS 57, Richard Hardy 34

In the finale of the Richard Hardy Memorial School Classic on Saturday, the Raiderettes jumped out to a 14-5 lead in the first period. The Lady Hawks matched Moore County in the second as MCHS held a 28-19 lead at the half.

Moore County outscored the hosts 20-0 in the third period, however, to put the game out of reach.

Kursten Hawkins led Moore County with 21 points. Chrissy Lockhart added 10 and Taylor LaCook netted eight. Mika Rainey and Grace Cauble scored four points each; Kinsley Logan and Katie Thomas each hit a three-pointer and finished with three each; Anna Smith had two; Kynleigh Fanning and Haley Henshaw chipped in one each.

 

MCHS 62, North Jackson (Ala.) 27

Hawkins scored 21 to lead Moore County, which raced out to a 22-2 lead and was never challenged in Friday’s game at the Richard Hardy Classic in South Pittsburg. Moore County led 35-7 at the half.

Lockhart finished with a dozen points, while Logan and Faith Cauble scored six each. Grace Cauble added four points; Thomas and Rainey scored three apiece; Henshaw netted two.

The Raiderettes knocked down 10 three-pointers in the game, including four by Hawkins.

MCHS 63, Woodville (Ala.) 32

In Wednesday’s Richard Hardy Classic opener, the Raiderettes had nine players scratch the scoring column, led by 17 points from Hawkins and 10 by Lockhart. Thomas, Grace Cauble and LaCook scored eight each, while Logan had four.

Rounding out the scoring for the Raiderettes were Faith Cauble (3), Henshaw (2) and Fanning (2).

Moore County led 29-9 at halftime after erupting for 21 points in the second period. Lockhart scored all 10 of her points during the second period scoring spree.

Franklin County 66, MCHS 49

In Winchester on Tuesday, Nov. 24, the host Rebelettes had three players reach double digits as they turned back the visiting Raiderettes.

Hawkins paced MCHS with 21 points — right at her average — and Thomas finished with 11 points, all in the first half. Logan and Lockhart tallied four points each. LaCook added three. Faith Cauble scored two; Rainey and Grace Cauble had one each.

Franklin County, which led 41-30 at the half, set the tone early in the third quarter when the Rebelettes held Moore County to just two field goals in the period.

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