Coffee County Central High’s basketball teams traveled to Sparta on Tuesday night to take on White County in District 6AAA action. The Lady Raiders stunned the home standing Warriorettes 51 to 36 before a packed house in Sparta. The Lady Raiders and White County entered the game tied for 2nd place in the district with 2 and 1 records as the district season reached the halfway point. The Lady Raiders struggled early, falling behind 5 to nothing before clawing into the lead 13 to 11 at the end of the 1st quarter. After a back and forth 2nd quarter, the Lady Raiders shut out the Warriorettes in the last 4 minutes of the half and never trailed again. Alaina Lusk led Coffee County in scoring with 20 points including 9 Al White Motors free throws to earn the Gateway Tire and Service Center Player of the Game honors. Ginny Clayborne added 12 points while Katie Reid had 8. With the win, the Lady Raiders improved to 11 and 11 on the year and 3 and 1 in District 6 play.
In the boy’s game, the Raiders were looking for their 1st district win of the year against the district leading Warriors. White County roared out of the gate behind a barrage of 3 pointers and offensive rebounds and led at the half 42 to 31. Coffee County cut the deficit to 1 with two minutes to go in the 3rd, before White County found their rhythm ending the 3rd quarter on a 5 – 0 run. The 4th quarter belonged to the Warriors as they won by a final of 80 to 67. Coffee County was led in scoring by Lance Crismond who had 21 points while Lake Elam poured in 14. Anthony Jackson was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center Player of the Game. With the loss, Coffee County’s record dropped to 8 and 13 and 0 and 4 in district play.
The Raiders and Lady Raiders will return home on Friday night as they play host to Warren County in a big District 6AAA doubleheader. The girls game will tip off at 6 PM and our broadcast begins with the Lawrence Family Motors pregame show at 5:50 here on Thunder Radio.