Cross county rivals tangled in Tullahoma last night as Coffee County took on the Wildcats of Tullahoma. The Lady Raiders struggled in the first half with the tenacious Cat defense and trailed at the break 17 to 12. A series of turnovers early in the 3rd quarter allowed Tullahoma to stretch the lead to 10 points. A Coffee County timeout sparked an 11 – 0 run for the Raiders to give them a short lived 25-24 lead late in the 3rd quarter. The two teams battled back and forth before Katie Reid nailed two Al White Motors free throws with 13 seconds remaining to give Coffee County the come from behind 39 to 36 win. Coffee County was led in scoring by Katie Reid and Ginny Clayborne who each had 11 points. Alaina Lusk also finished in double figures with 10. The win upped Coffee County’s record to 5 and 4 for the season. The Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game was Katie Reid.
In boys action, Tullahoma roared out to a 13 to 2 lead early in the game only to watch the Raiders carve that deficit to 3 points at halftime, 22 to 19. Turnovers and missed shots in the first 4 minutes of the 3rd quarter allowed Tullahoma to race out to a 14 point lead which they never relinquished. Coffee County was led in scoring by Lance Crismond who poured in 14 points. Lucas Crismond added 11 points and Anthony Jackson added 8 points. The Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game was Anthony Jackson. Coffee County’s record fell to 3 and 5.
Coffee County will be at home on Friday night as they host Lincoln County. The game will tip off at 6 with pregame coverage starting at 5:50 on Thunder Radio.