Raiders fall to Lincoln County 72-41

LOCAL SPORTS | Fayetteville — Sometimes the ball just doesn’t bounce your way. The Moore County Raiders suffered a 72-41 loss at Lincoln County High School on Tuesday. The loss drops their regular season record to 1-5. District 9 play does not begin for the Raiders until January 11 in Huntland.

The Raiders went into the Class A versus Class AAA match up fresh off a 54-38 loss against Forrest last Friday. Sophomore Alex Copeland had a huge night against the Rockets. He led with 19 points. The Raiders played the Rockets without several of their key players on December 3. Will Harder, Peyton Martin, and Wes Clifton were all back on the bench for Moore County against the Falcons. Keller Morey continue to be on the injured list.

The Falcons (2-1) came into Tuesday’s game with the Raiders with two big wins over Giles County and a 72-52 loss against Franklin County on Saturday.

Lincoln County jumped out to an early lead and never looked back

Moore County and Lincoln County played for over two minutes in the first period without a score. Finally at the 5:52, a layup in the paint gave Lincoln County the first two points of the game. They scored six unanswered to get ahead 6-0 before Alex Copeland drained a long three point shot for the Raiders first points. At the end of the first period, the Raiders trailed 27-12. In the second period, the Falcons doubled Moore County points to go into the locker room with a 51-24 lead. The Raiders made an attempt at a comeback in the second period scoring 13 while holding the Falcons to just 10. Moore County scored just four points in the final stanza. The final score was Moore County 41, Lincoln County 72.

Will Harder led for the Raiders with 15 points followed by Alex Copeland and Dawson White with nine points each. Peyton Martin scored four and Wes Clifton and Sawyer Parks added a bucket each. Cody Allen and Eric Greenwood led for the Falcons with 15 points each.

The Raiders will face off with another AAA team on Friday when they take on the Tullahoma Wildcats (0-4) on Friday in Lynchburg. So far this season, the Tullahoma boys have lost against Rockvale, Mt. Juliet, and Warren County. On Tuesday, the suffered a 54-48 loss at Franklin County.

The game tips off immediately following the girls game at the MCHS Gym. You can watch the Moore County Sports Network’s live broadcast on the NFHS Network or follow The Lynchburg Times live blog of the game on our Facebook page. •

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