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Raiderettes end season at Huntland in regional semi-final game

FRANKLIN COUNTY — On Monday night a little before 9 p.m., the Moore County Raiderettes ended their 2020-21 season with a 33-63 loss to District 8 rival, the Huntland Lady Hornets.

Moore County’s rematch with the Lady Hornets (14-4, 9-1) played out much like the first two regular season match ups. Huntland beat Moore County on January 15 in Lynchburg by a 63-44 margin and again on February 2, 56-51. The Lady Hornets led in District 8 all season suffering only one loss – a one point loss to Eagleville on January 12.

Moore County jumped out to an early 4-2 lead in the first period before the Lady Hornets, led by stand out Anna Stevenson, answered with a 10-2 run that end in a 12-6 first period lead. Stevenson put up eight of the Lady Hornets first period points. That momentum turned out to be a little more than the Raiderettes could overcome. Moore County put up just four second period points – two free throws by Robin Smedley and a jumper by Erica Clifton – to go into the locker room down 10-28. The Raiderettes came back to life in the third period, scoring double their first half points but continued to trail by 24. In the final stanza, the Huntland offense slowed down to use the clock against Moore County and preventing any comeback. At the final buzzer, Huntland earned the 63-33 victory.

Chloe Brazier and Charlotte Ray led for the Raiderettes with 10 points each. Other Raiderettes getting on the board were: Robin Smedley, 5; Erica Clifton and Madison Floyd, 4 pointes each; and Maecy Fletcher, 3. Anna Stevenson led for Huntland with 23 points.

The Raiderettes end their 2020-21 season with a 17-9 overall record and a 7-3 District 8 record. A relatively young team, Moore County will graduate just one lone senior, Robin Smedley, and return 11 players next season. •

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently owned and operated newspaper in Lynchburg, Tennessee. We cover Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}

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