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Raiders fall to Community in District 9-A tournament

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 3:41 pm

MCHS senior Wil Slatten looks for a teammate in the post during Tuesday's district tournament game against Eagleville. The Raiders lost 58-44. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

MCHS senior Will Slatten looks for a teammate in the post during Tuesday’s district tournament game against Eagleville. The Raiders lost 58-44. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. — The Moore County High School boys basketball team lost to Community in the quarterfinals of the District 9-A Tournament on Tuesday. At Forrest High School, the Raiders (4-24) dropped a 58-44 decision to the Vikings.

Senior Will Slatten scored 14 points to lead the Raiders, while freshman Julius Dixon added 10, including three three-pointers in the third period when MCHS cut an 18-point deficit down to nine.

The loss ends Moore County’s season, as well as the prep careers of seven MCHS seniors: Slatten, Danny Diaz, Andy Huffer, Lee Huffer, Spencer Reese, Montana Driver and Jay Layman.

Community moves on and will face No. 2 seed Middle Tennessee Christian School (16-8) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

No. 1 seed Huntland (22-3) will face No. 5 seed Fayetteville City (13-13) at 6 p.m. on Friday. The Tigers, who suffered a late-season slump that included five straight losses to close out the regular season, bounced back in a big way with an 83-46 victory over No. 4 seed Eagleville on Tuesday night.

City’s win sets up a matchup between a pair of Class A Mr. Basketball finalists — Huntland’s Kobe Foster and Fayetteville’s Nick Hopkins.

Read more on the Raiders’ loss to Community in the Feb. 25 print edition of The Moore County News.

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