Cold 3-point shooting costs Raiderettes a 40-35 loss to Richland in Christmas tourney

LYNNVILLE, Tenn. — The Moore County Raiderettes travelled to Giles County on Wednesday and suffered a narrow loss to those other Raiderettes – the one’s from tournament host Richland. Moore County managed just one lone 3-point shot and 50 percent from the line in the match up.

Moore County jumped out early thanks to points by Katy Fletcher, Maecy Fletcher, and Ellie Graham. Maecy Fletcher and Graham combined for eight of Moore County’s 10 first period points. At the end of the fisrt stanza, the Raiderettes led Richaland 10-6.

Both defenses heated up in the second period. Moore County scored just five while allowing just eight points. Katy Fletcher and Madison Dingler scored the two lone second period baskets and Paisley Logan shot one of four from the line. At the half time buzzer, Moore County earned a narrow one-point lead, 15-14.

As is typical, the Raiderettes came out swinging following the break. They mounted 11 points including a 3-point shot from Logan while holding Richland to just 8 points. At the end of the third period, Moore County continued to lead 26-22.

Richland fought back and won in the final stanza. They were two of two from the perimeter and perfect six of six from the line to put up 18 points while holding Moore County to just 9. At the final buzzer, those Raiderettes from Richland earned a 40-35 victory.

Maecy Fletcher and Ellie Graham led for the Raiderettes with nine points each. Madison Dingler and Katy Fletcher scored five points each and Paisley Logan added another four. Gracie Braden and Shelby Higgins led for Richland with 12 points each.

Moore County downed Gordonsville 44-24 on Tuesday and will play Collinwood today in the Richland Christmas Tournament. •

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