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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 8:22 am

Raiders, Raiderettes get on roll in district tourney, earn berths in regionals

By David Knox

Moore County’s boys and girls basketball teams peaked at the best possible time.

Kynleigh Fanning drives to the basket against Community. Photo by Jeff Reed

The Raiders and Raiderettes headed into the 8-A District Tournament at Cornersville having shown signs of coming together. The Raiderettes, in something of a rebuilding year with new coach Herb Horton and lots of talented stars gone, were seeded fourth. They knocked off host Cornersville to lock up a region spot, but not satisfied with that, they stunned top-seeded Cascade to advance to the final. There, the Raiderettes came oh, so close but lost in overtime to Eagleville.

The Raiderettes open play in the Region 4-A Tournament on Friday at home against LEAD Academy at 7 p.m.

Coach Heath Hardin’s Raiders, with just one senior, were seeded fifth, but they didn’t let that bother them. They earned a spot in the regionals by beating Huntland and picking up a region berth. They wound up beating Casacade for third place in the district.

The Raiders open play in the Region 4-A Tournament Saturday night at 7 p.m.at Merrol Hyde Magnet.

See more on the district run on this week’s The Moore County News.

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