COALMONT — Saying that the Moore County boys basketball team needed a win would be a gross understatement. The Raiders labored through a couple of near misses before the Christmas break and then struggled to hold their own at the Summertown Christmas Classic.
The result was a seven-game losing streak heading into last Friday’s game against a fledgling Grundy County team that had won only one of its last eight contests and only two on the season.
That was good medicine for the Raiders, who methodically pulled away from the Yellow Jackets to claim a 64-36 victory, their largest of the season.
At Coalmont, the visiting Raiders got a 15-point effort Dillon Davis, who led three Moore County players in double figures. Ryan Northcutt knocked down a couple of three-pointers and added 14 points, while Cole Boyce came off the bench to finish with 11.
Nine Moore County players scratched the scoring column, with Chris Nix, Blydge Farrar, James Dougherty and Doran Noble scoring five apiece. Montana Driver and Andy Huffer chipped in two each.
Tyler Rose paced Grundy County with nine points, all on threes.
For more on the MCHS vs. Grundy County game, see the Jan. 9 print edition of the Moore County News. To subscribe, click here.