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Slide continues: Raiders fall to Community and Huntland

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Moore County’s Andy Huffer looks for a teammate in the first half of Friday’s game against Huntland. The Raiders lost 70-43. (Photo by Jeff Reed)

Moore County’s Andy Huffer looks for a teammate in the first half of Friday’s game against Huntland. The Raiders lost 70-43. (Photo by Jeff Reed)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The on-court woes for the Moore County High School boys basketball team continued last week as the Raiders lost a pair of District 9-A games. MCHS fell to Community on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and lost to Huntland on Friday, Jan. 29.

Community assured itself of no worse than a fifth-place finish in the conference, while Huntland kept its unblemished district record intact. The Hornets entered Friday’s game as the fourth-ranked team in the latest Associated Press Class A poll, and left little doubt why.

Moore County (3-22 overall, 0-11 District 9-A) played Huntland to a six-point game back on Jan. 5, but never managed to stay that close in the rematch.

The losses ran the Raiders’ losing streak to 20 games and leaves just one more chance — this Friday against Forrest — to avoid a winless regular season in district competition.

MCHS was scheduled to play at Lawrence County on Tuesday, but due to the threat of severe weather, the game was cancelled. No make-up date had been announced at press time. The Raiders will travel to Chapel Hill on Friday to close out 9-A play.

They’ll return home to host Richland on Feb. 9 and Cascade on Feb. 11. The District 9-A tournament is scheduled to begin on Feb. 13.

Huntland 70, MCHS 43

Three Huntland players scored 16 points or better, led by District 9-A MVP candidate Kobe Foster’s 19 points as the Hornets rolled over Moore County Friday night in Lynchburg.

The visitors built a 15-5 first period lead and were never seriously threatened. They led 30-18 by halftime.

Community 48, MCHS 19

A pair of three-pointers by Community’s Jackson Wisener set the tone early and a dunk by Vikings’ star Darian Pride put an exclamation point on the first quarter as the visitors cruised to an 11-2 lead.

Moore County managed just three field goals in the first half as the Raiders’ offense struggled.

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