MOBERLY, Mo. — Three Rivers allowed 100 points on Friday … and still had 9 minutes left in the game. Moberly Area went on to beat Three Rivers 128-93 in Moberly. It is the most points Three Rivers has allowed this season and the most since the Raiders allowed 149 points to Indian Hills in February 2014 in a season where the Indians were 34-3. Three Rivers previously allowed 109 points in an overtime win against John A. Logan and 102 points in a loss to Cowley in the only other games this season where they gave up 100 points. "It just wasn't a good night for the Raiders. We take a step forward and two steps backwards. This was two steps backwards tonight," Three Rivers coach Gene Bess said.
"We let them do everything they wanted to do early." Moberly (16-4, 1-0 Region XVI) raced out to a 13-4 lead after just 3 1/2 minutes. The lead wavered around 10 points for about the next 10 minutes, at which point Mosley earned a threepoint play to push the Greyhounds' lead to 18 points and the Greyhounds went into halftime ahead 64- 43, and increased the lead throughout the second half. "We have to be on our best behavior to compete against a team like that and we lost our poise early on," Bess said. "We're going to go to work and get better." Tallon Fonda led Three Rivers (10-8, 0-2) with 24 points. Hayden Sprenkel had 15 and Brahm Harris got 12.
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