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Raiders back to winning ways, down Hornets and Rockets

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:59 am

Riley Holman (left) had 10 points and 10 assists during Moore County Middle School's wins over Huntland and Westwood. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Riley Holman (left) had 10 points and 10 assists during Moore County Middle School’s wins over Huntland and Westwood. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — After dropping two straight games for the first time this season, the Moore County Middle School boys basketball team got back on the winning track with victories over Huntland and Westwood. The Raiders knocked off Huntland 49-31 last Thursday night and then dispatched Westwood 39-32 on Monday.

Moore County (11-4) will host Community this Thursday in the final home game of the season. Eighth-grade night ceremonies are scheduled between the girls and boys games. The girls contest tips off at 6 p.m.

On Monday, the Raiders avenged an earlier loss to Westwood; MCMS fell to the Rockets by three points back on Oct. 27. Scoring 16 points in the second period alone, home-standing Moore County built a 25-18 halftime lead. The Raiders extended the lead to nine points early in the third quarter, and the two teams played relatively even the rest of the way.

Dylan Scruggs netted 11 points to lead the Raiders while Brayden Cashion added nine and Andrew Copeland chipped in seven. Riley Holman and Will Harder finished with four points each; Jason Fanning and Noah Blankenship had two apiece.

MCMS 49, Huntland 31

In Lynchburg, Moore County rolled to its second win of the season over the Hornets. Dylan Scruggs led the way with 16 points. Andrew Copeland finished with 11 and Riley Holman added six as most of the starters rested in the fourth period.

Noah Blankenship scored five, with Will Harder netting four. Will Penn added three; Colton Bateman and Jason Fanning had two each.

The Raiders led 29-15 at halftime.

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