Raiderettes beat Lady Eagles 58-47 on Senior Night

After securing an offensive rebound, junior Maecy Fletcher goes back up for two points against a couple of Lady Eagle defenders on Friday in Lynchburg. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Reed)

LYNCHBURG — The Moore County Raiderettes used double digit scoring from two seniors on Senior Night to notch a 58-47 district win over the Lady Eagles on Friday. Olivia Richards led for Moore County with 23 followed by Chloe Brazier with 14.

The win improves Moore County’s District 8A record to 5-2 — placing them securely in the number two spot behind the Huntland Lady Hornets, who remain perfect in district play at 7-0. The loss drops Eagleville (3-4) to the number three spot followed by Fayetteville (2-6) and Cornersville (1-6).

Raiderettes pull away in the second period and never look back

In a nod to Senior Night, Head Coach Chad Spencer sent his five seniors on the floor to start the game including Charlotte Ray, Olivia Richards, Erica Clifton, Chloe Brazier, and Breanna Burkes.

Chloe Brazier got on the board first with two off the backboard then Eagleville answered with second chance points off an offensive rebound. Afterward, the two teams basically traded baskets for the next seven minutes — swapping the lead 10 different times. Three points shots by Erica Clifton and Olivia Richards helped the Raiderettes earn a two point lead at the end of the first period, 20-18.

Moore County began to pull away in the second period — scoring 11 while holding the Lady Eagles to just four points. Eagleville got the first possession but Ellie Graham blocked the shot to force the turnover. Moore County could not covert the next drive to points. Then, the Raiderettes fouled sending a Lady Eagle to the line. She hit both to tie the game. Olivia Richards answered with a mid-range jumper to give the Raiderettes back the lead.

The two teams then traded turnovers before Katy Fletcher stepped in front of a cross court pass, drove down the court, and dished to a waiting Ellie Graham to give Moore County a four point lead. Moore County fouled on the next play but those two from the charity stripe would be the last Lady Eagle points before the break. The Raiderettes scored seven unanswered going into halftime leading 31-22

Moore County led the rest of the way putting up 27 second half points to Eagleville’s 25. The final score was 58-47.

Olivia Richards led for Moore County with 23 points followed by Chloe Brazier with 14. Erica Clifton and Ellie Graham contributed six points each. Maecy Fletcher and Charlotte Ray each added four more and Katy Fletcher added one more point.

The Moore County gals have just two regular season games left on the schedule. They play at Cornersville on Tuesday and then play the final regular season home game against Lincoln County on Friday. District tournament action will start on February 14 and Moore County will host this year. •

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