Blood rivals collided on Tuesday night at the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gymnasium as Tullahoma visited Coffee County in high school basketball action. Before a packed and loud partisan crowd, the Wildcats and Raiders split a hard fought doubleheader.
In the girl’s contest, Tullahoma had 5 players in double figures as they dropped the Lady Raiders by a final score of 65 to 49. After trailing by only 10 points at the half, the Lady Raiders looked poised for the upset, but foul trouble and the hot shooting of Tullahoma in the 2nd half vanquished the Lady Raider hopes. Coffee County was led in scoring by Tyger Fenton who netted 12 points. Hollie Smithson added 8 points for the Lady Raiders. Katie Reid scored 4 points leading the team in assists and rebounds to earn the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game honors. With the loss, Coffee County fell to 5 and 12 on the year and 0 and 5 in district play.
In the boy’s game, the Raiders used a 47 point first half to demolish the visiting Cats by a final score of 75 to 39. Coffee County was led in scoring by Anthony Jackson who had 23 points to earn the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game honors. Addison Carter added 13 points, including a 3rd quarter dunk that sent the home crowd into a frenzy. Lucas Crismond added 10 points and J.P. Duncan finished with 9. With the win, Coffee County improved to 5 and 10 on the season and 2 and 3 in district play.
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Coffee County travels to Lawrenceburg on Friday night to take on Lawrence County. The girl’s game will tip off at 6:00 PM and we will begin our broadcast with the Lawrence Family Motors Pregame Show at 5:50.