Raiders fall to Lincoln County 73-58

Alex Copeland drives between two Falcon defenders on Thursday as Will Baker assists. Copeland scored 13 against Lincoln County and Baker added another seven. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Reed)

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. — The Moore County Raiders fell behind on Thursday against Lincoln County and never caught up, despite double-digit scoring from two Raiders, Keller Morey and Alex Copeland. Lincoln County’s Eli Ogle put together a 25-point game to lift the Falcons to a 73-58 win over Moore County in an non-district game.

The Falcon’s came out swinging with nine of their 16 first period points off treys. Moore County paced Lincoln County with points by a Alex Copeland, Dawson White, Will Baker, Peyton Martin, and a perimeter bucket by Keller Morey. At the end of the first stanza, Moore County trailed Lincoln County by five, 16-11.

Lincoln County continued with the hot three-point shooting in the second period. Morey found his own streak and scored six of Moore County’s 10 second period points. By the halftime buzzer, Moore County trailed 31-21.

The Raiders fought back in the third period matching Lincoln County point-for-point while also forcing the Falcons into a bit of early foul trouble. Copeland, Morey, and White combine for five from the charity stripe. At the end of the third period, Moore County continued to trail by 10.

Ogle continued to crash the board in the fourth – forcing Moore County to foul. He swished six of his eight fourth period points from the line. The Raiders put up 21 in the final stanza including points by Morey, Copeland, White, and Baker but it wasn’t enough to fill the gap. At the final buzzer, the Raiders fell to the AAA Falcons 73-58.

Keller Morey led for Moore County with 19 points followed closely by Alex Copeland with 13. Other contributing Raiders were Dawson White (9), Peyton Martin (8), Will Baker (7), and Wes Clifton (2). Morey, Copeland, White, and Baker all swished perimeter shots. Eli Ogle led for Lincoln County with 25 points.

The Raiders and Raiderettes return to MCHS on Tuesday for games against Forest. Tip off of the girls game starts at 7 p.m. and the boys game will follow. •

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