MCMS Raiderettes bites Blanche Bulldogs with 48-11 win

MCMS Raiderette Caroline Parker
Caroline Parker goes up for two points against a Blanche Lady Bulldog on Thursday in Lynchburg. Parker led with 18 points. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Reed)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County Middle School Raiderettes put on a dominating performance on Thursday with a 48-11 win over the Blanche Bulldogs.

Raiderettes build a 22 point halftime lead

The Raiderettes got on the boards first with a basket from Caroline Parker, who dribbled down and around a Blanche defender for Moore County’s first two points. She scored again on the next possession to make it 4-0. Moore County and Blanche traded several turnovers then Raiderette Raegan Ross swished the first 3-point shot of the game to build the Raiderettes lead to 7-0.

Moore County fouled Blanche on their next possession but the Bulldog misses both from the line. On the next possession, Ellie Carter passed to the waiting Metcalf to make it 9-0. Raiderettes Coach Holly White started substituting on the next play.

Blanche scored their first points of the contest around the two minute mark when a Raiderette foul sent a Bulldog to the line. She made one of two to make it 9-1. Two possessions later Bulldog Andrea Graham swished Blanche’s first basket to make it 9-3.

Blanche fouled Parker on the Raiderettes next possession and she swished both then she made the last basket of the first period to give the Raiderettes a 13-3 first period lead. Moore County went into the locker room with a 27-5 halftime lead.

The second half was much of the same. The Raiderettes out scored Blanche by 17 despite the fact that Coach White substituted heavily after the break. At the final buzzer, the MCMS Raiderettes notched a 48-11 home win on Eighth Grade Night.

Caroline Parker led with 18 points

Caroline Parker led with 18. Other contributing Raiderettes were Avenley Metcalf (8), Raegan Ross (6), Alexus Hornaday and Abbie Bateman (5 points each). Ellie Carter, Ella Burks and Valene Rivera added a basket each. •

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