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Raiders, Raiderettes fall in district tournament finale

Posted on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 12:49 pm

EAGLEVILLE – Moore County’s girls lost to Huntland 49-44 in overtime in the third-place game of the District 9-A tournament Saturday afternoon, while the MCHS boys fell to Huntland 65-55 in the district championship game.

Both teams are still alive and move on to the Region 5-A tournament this week.

The Raiderettes (19-12) will travel to Houston County (30-1) on Monday – weather permitting – for a 7 p.m. contest. Moore County has the challenge not only of a long road trip, but after two narrow losses in the district tournament – including a three-point loss to eventual champion Community – MCHS must tackle a tough Houston County team that was ranked second in the state when the district tournaments began.

The Raiders (17-14) will host Nashville Christian (15-14) here in Lynchburg at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Nashville Christian beat Houston County 46-44 in the third-place game of the District 10-A tournament last week. The Raiders are tasked with bouncing back from a disappointing loss in the district championship game. They have little time to hang their heads, however, as teams have to win both the region quarterfinal and semifinal game to keep their seasons alive.

The quarterfinals of the region tournaments are played at the home of the highest seeded team, while the semifinals and quarterfinals will be played at Eagleville on Wednesday and Thursday.

For a complete wrap-up of the District 9-A tournament, see the Feb. 26 print edition of The Moore County News.

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