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After Thrilling Boys Game, Cats Sweep Raiders

basketball7Tuesday 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.

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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.