In their final tune-ups for the regular season that begins on Monday, the Coffee County Middle School basketball teams swept the titles at last week’s Woodbury Grammar School Border Battle Tournament, Even though the games were scrimmage contests, the wins set the Raiders and Lady Raiders up for a fast start to the regular season.
The Lady Raiders built a 20 point lead in the first half against Woodland on their way to a 57 to 38 victory in Friday’s finals. Julia Duncan led Coffee County in scoring with 25 points. Bella Vinson added 9 points and Keri Munn netted 6 for the Lady Raiders. Duncan, Vinson and Keelie Hillis were named to the All-Tournament Team.
In the boys’ game, the Red Raiders used a 16 point 2nd quarter to overcome a first quarter deficit to beat Swiss Memorial 51 to 28. Brandon Jernigan led the Raiders in scoring with 15 points while Blanton Brown and Jalen Morris each finished with 8 points. Jernigan, Brown and Morris were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Coffee Middle opens the regular season on Monday night at CCMS as they play host to South Franklin. The girls game is set to tip off at 6:00 PM.