The Raiders and Lady Raider basketball teams traveled to Cookeville on Friday night to take on the Cavaliers. In the girl’s game, Coffee County survived a physical 1st half to take a 20 to 19 lead into the locker room at the intermission. Cookeville picked up the tempo in the 2nd half to pull away for the 45 to 41 win. The Lady Raiders were led in scoring by Alaina Lusk who had 15 points including all 10 Coffee County points in the 4th quarter. Ginny Clayborne added 12 points and Katie Reid finished with 10 points. Alaina Lusk was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center Player of the Game.
The Lady Raiders season record dropped to 13 and 12 and their district record fell to 5 and 2.
The boy’s game started out strong for the Raiders as well as Coffee County got 11 points from Lance Crismond in the 1st quarter to lead 14 to 11 after 1 quarter of play. Cookeville turned up the defensive pressure in the 2nd half to grind out the 58 to 39 win. Lance finished the night with 16 points and was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center Player of the Game. Lucas Crismond added 8 points while Anthony Jackson notched 7. With the loss the Raiders record fell to 9-15 on the year and they are now 1 and 6 in district play.
Coffee County will be home on Monday night for Senior Night as they play host to Smyrna. The girl’s 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.