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Coffee County Middle School Raiders Drop North Franklin on Tuesday Night

CCMS basketball player Andrew Mahaffey brings the ball up the floor

CCMS basketball player Andrew Mahaffey brings the ball up the floor

CCMS Red Raider Weston Hargrove prepares to shoot a free throw against North Franklin.

CCMS Red Raider Weston Hargrove prepares to shoot a free throw

Entering the 4th quarter of their quarterfinal CTC conference tournament game trailing by 5 points, the Red Raiders of Coffee County Middle School doubled their 3rd quarter offensive output to get a thrilling 31 to 29 comeback win over North Franklin on Tuesday night.  Facing elimination, 8th graders Andrew Mahaffey and Weston Hargrove combined for eleven 4th quarter points to extend the Red Raider season to Friday’s semifinals.  Mahaffey, who scored seven 4th quarter points, finished the night with 18 points.  Hargrove, who finished with 8 points, had 4 points in the 4th quarter comeback.  With the win, Coffee Middle advances to Friday’s semifinals as they take on White County.  That game will tip off at 5:00 PM at the Coffee County Middle School gym.