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Raiders trying to rebound from 0-5 start

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:25 am

Moore County’s Clay Burnett tries to get a shot off in traffic against a horde of Franklin County de-fenders during their game in Lynchburg last week. The Raiders lost to the Rebels 57-19. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Moore County’s Clay Burnett tries to get a shot off in traffic against a horde of Franklin County de-fenders during their game in Lynchburg last week. The Raiders lost to the Rebels 57-19. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County High School boys basketball team was looking to get its season on track as the Raiders played host to Cascade and Middle Tennessee Christian School this week.

Moore County was to host the Champions on Tuesday night; that game was still in progress at press time. On Friday, the Raiders welcome Middle Tennessee Christian School to Lynchburg. Tipoff for Friday’s game is approximately 7:30 p.m.

The Raiders entered the week 0-5 following a pair of losses at Chapel Hill in the Forrest Thanksgiving Classic at Forrest High School. Moore County fell to Mt. Pleasant 61-38 on Friday and lost to Summertown 70-55 on Saturday.

Julius Dixon and Garrett Jennings scored 14 points apiece to lead the Raiders on Saturday against Summertown. Clay Burnett added 11 points and Isaac Holt tallied 10.

In Friday’s loss to Mt. Pleasant, Dixon finished with a team-high nine points and Holt added seven. Pacey Warren chipped in six.

The Raiders were coming off of a 57-19 lopsided loss against Warren County in the team’s home opener last week. Against the quicker Rebels, Moore County struggled to get into an offensive flow. Franklin County seized control of the game early and coasted to the win as Moore County battled turnovers for much of the game.

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