The Coffee County Middle School 6th grade basketball teams hosted East Tullahoma on Thursday night for their 2017 home opener. The Lady Raiders secured a season sweep over the Lady Panthers with a win by the score of 28 to 9. The Red Raiders completed the sweep by a final score of 28 to 17.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Raiders held East to 2 first half points on their way to the decisive win. The Lady Raider defense held the Lady Panthers scoreless in the first quarter and to 1 point in the 4th quarter to run their record to 3 and 1. Samantha Kirby led Coffee County in scoring with 7 points. Kara Wheeler added 6 points and Marissa Medina netted 5.
In the boys’ game, it was a 13 point 3rd quarter that lifted the Red Raiders from a 4 point halftime deficit to a 4 point lead entering the final 6 minutes. The Red Raider defense held East to 3 points in the 4th quarter to grab their second win of the year. Cooper Reed led the Raiders in scoring with 13 points. Ethan Hargrove added 7 points and Jackson Shemwell chipped in 6.
The 6th grade cagers are back in action on Friday night when they travel to McMinnville for a 6 PM doubleheader. The games will be played at Warren County Middle School.