Tuesday night in high school basketball Coffee County traveled to Tullahoma for District 8-AAA action. In girl’s play the Lady Cats got off to a hot start leading 14-0 early in the game and 38-20 at halftime. Coffee County fought hard to pull within 7 points in the 4th quarter but Tullahoma held on for the 59-47 district win.
Leading the way for the Lady Raiders was Holli Smithson with 10 points. Sara Brown was named the Gateway Tire & Service Center player of the game.
Coffee County is now 11-9 overall and 2-4 in district play.
The Coffee County boys played their first game after Head Coach J.D. Douglas was relieved of his duties. Under direction of interim Head Coach Ben Holl the Raiders lost a heartbreaker 59-56 in double overtime.
Red Raider Peyton Talley tied the game at 45 with 16 seconds remaining in regulation after he made three free-throws and Tullahoma failed to get a shot off at the buzzer.
At the end of OT #1 the game remained tied at 49. In OT #2 Tullahoma was able to put away Coffee County thanks to two big 3 point shots.
Addison Carter led the Raiders in scoring with 15. Peyton Talley was named the player of the game.
Coffee County drops to 4-17 overall and 0-6 in district play.
The Lady Raiders and Raiders will host Lawrence County on Friday beginning at 6pm. Airtime on Thunder Radio is 5:50pm.