The Moore County boys basketball team claimed a much-needed win on Tuesday night, beating Eagleville 58-53 at the MCHS gym. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Raiders (7-18 overall, 3-10 District 9-A) who hadn’t won since a 52-47 victory over Fayetteville City on Jan. 15.
Moore County’s girls earned a 46-22 win over Eagleville, the seventh straight victory for the Raiderettes (23-4, 12-1), who moved into the Associated Press Class A Top 10 this week. Moore County is holding down the No. 9 spot.
Both teams return to the hardwood on Friday night, as Cascade visits Lynchburg. It will be Senior Night for MCHS players and cheerleaders. They will be honored during a short ceremony in between games.
The girls game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. tipoff.
Cascade’s girls beat Middle Tennessee Christian 49-44 Tuesday, setting up a showdown for the top spot the girls district standings. Both Moore County and Cascade are 12-1 in conference play. Friday’s winner will earn the 9-A regular season title outright, as well as the No. 1 seed in the district tournament that goes along with it.
The Lady Champions beat Moore County 46-43 on Jan. 8.
While the basketball games will be the main attraction on Friday, there are other events scheduled around the contest as well.
Along with Senior Night, there will be a chili supper benefiting the MCHS baseball boosters, as well as a fundraiser hosted by the Moore County High School Health Occupation Students of America organization.
Paula’s School of Dance will also provide entertainment at halftime during both the boys and girls games.
Moore County’s HOSA group — students who are interested in entering the medical field — will be selling T-shirts to benefit the American Heart Association.
Feb. 1 is National Wear Red Day, and the club wants to “Red Out” the MCHS home basketball game. The club will be selling T-shirts at the game Friday night for $10 each. All proceeds go toward the AHA.
The Moore County High School baseball team will be having a chili supper in the cafeteria before Friday’s game. The chili supper will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and will cost $7. It includes chili, a dessert, drink and all the fixings.