Coffee County Basketball Fights to a Sweep of Warren County; Both Teams Still Perfect on the Year

Abby Morgan of CHS basketball

Coffee County welcomed Highway 55 rival Warren County to the packed Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gym on Tuesday.  In a pair of tough, physical games, the Raiders and Lady Raiders battled their way to a sweep of their closest non-district rival.  The Lady Raiders had their hands full with the Lady Pioneers before grabbing a 65 to 44 win.  The Red Raiders rallied from a 4th quarter deficit to

gut out a 61 to 55 win in overtime.

After a sluggish start, the Lady Raiders outscored the Lady Pioneers 20 to 7 in an 8 minute stretch of the first half to open up some breathing room.  After Warren County cut the lead to 12 entering the 4th quarter, the Lady Raiders pulled away late to get the 21 point win.  Nine different Lady Raiders scored on the night as Abby Morgan led Coffee County in scoring with 20 points to be named the Crazy Daisies player of the game.  Bella Vinson added 12 points and Jacey Vaughn chipped in 9.  The Lady Raiders ran their record to 9 and 0 with the win.

Harley Hinshaw of Coffee County CHS basketball

Sluggish starts in both halves put the Red Raiders in holes but after getting outscored 17 to 2 in the 3rd quarter, it appeared Coffee County would suffer its first loss of the year.  The Red Raiders erased a 7 point 4th quarter deficit to force overtime and then dominated in the overtime period.  Coffee County hit 31 free throws in the physical contest but maintained their composure down the stretch to improve to 5 and 0 on the year.  Darius Rozier led the Raiders in scoring with 17 points, including 9 free throws, as he earned the Crazy Daisies player of the game award.  Harley Hinshaw netted 13 points and Andrew Mahaffey chipped in 11.

Coffee County returns to district action on Friday when they travel to Columbia to take on the Lions.  Tip-off for the girls’ game is set for 6 PM and Thunder Radio will bring you live coverage from Columbia Central High School.  We begin our live coverage with the Char-El Apartments and Home Rental pregame show at 5:50.

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