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Raiders looking for first win as season’s halfway point approaches

Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

misc - Raiders Team Block Font 001LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Following a 50-28 loss at home to Cascade on Tuesday night, the Moore County Middle School boys basketball team fell to 0-8 on the season. MCMS was slated to play at Fayetteville City on Thursday, but that game has been rescheduled due to a conflict with Fayetteville High School’s home football playoff game on Thursday night. A make-up date was not announced by press time.

Last week the Raiders lost at Middle Tennessee Christian School.

The Raiders will delve into the second half of the season with a home game against Liberty on Monday, Nov. 9 before hitting the road for four straight away contests.

They’ll play at Eagleville (Nov. 10), at Community (Nov. 12), at Huntland (Nov. 16) and at Westwood (Nov. 19) leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday break. They won’t be back in their own gym until Forrest visits on Nov. 30.

Cascade 50, MCMS 28

After jumping out to an early 8-0 lead in the first period, the Raiders struggled to contain Cascade’s shooters in the second and third periods. MCMS led 8-4 after the first, but trailed 21-17 at intermission.

They then gave up 21 points in the third period alone while scoring only four points and fell behind 42-21. During that stretch Moore County had 12 turnovers in 19 offensive trips down the court. The Raiders defense, meanwhile, struggled to identify Cascade’s shooters as the Champions knocked home eight 3-pointers in the contest, including three in the third period by Brandon Heath.

Moore County was led by Dylan Scruggs’ nine points and Blake Woosley’s eight. Andrew Copeland added three, while Ben Fletcher, Evan McKenzie, Tristan Throneberry and Will Ferrell chipped in two points each.

Middle TN Christian 37, MCMS 25

In Murfreesboro on Thursday, Oct. 29, the Raiders fell behind 12-3 in the first period and never managed to catch up. The hosts led 18-8 at the half and 26-12 after three quarters.

Moore County was paced by Cayden Smith’s six points. Ben Fletcher and Riley Holman added five points each, with Evan McKenzie netting four. Blake Woosley and Dylan Scruggs had two each and Noah West scored one.

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