CCMS 6th Grade Basketball Drops West Tullahoma on Wednesday

Leigha Insell of CCMS basketball

Leigha Insell of CCMS basketball

After spotting West Tullahoma a 2 point lead, the 6th grade Lady Raider basketball team of Coffee County Middle School reeled off the next 9 points to jump start a 25 to 10 win over the Lady Bobcats on Wednesday afternoon at home. The Lady Bobcats cut the deficit to 2 points late in the first half before the Lady Raiders pulled away holding West to 2 points in the second half. Coffee County was led in scoring by Leigha Insell who finished with 11 points. Kiya Ferrell finished with 4 points and Marley Perry added 3 points for the Lady Raiders who are now 8 and 0 on the season.

Joseph Duncan of CCMS basketball

Joseph Duncan of CCMS basketball

The Red Raiders closed each half strong for a 35 to 20 win in the boys game. Joseph Duncan hit a 3 point shot just before the halftime buzzer to give the Raiders a 17 to 14 lead at the half. In the second half, Coffee County scored the last 11 points holding West scoreless in the final 4 minutes. Duncan finished with 20 points and Conner Shemwell added 10 points for the Raiders who are now 6 and 2 on the season. The 6th graders return to the court on Saturday as they travel to East Tullahoma to take on Providence Academy. The girls game will tip at high noon.

The Coffee County varsity will be on the road on Thursday night as they visit North Franklin. We originally reported that as a home game for Coffee County, but it is in fact an away game. The girls’ game gets underway at 6 PM.