CHS Basketball Splits Non-District Games at Fayetteville on Monday

Aerial Williams(Photo by Jay Bailey - Manchester Times)

Aerial Williams(Photo by Jay Bailey – Manchester Times)

Fighting through foul trouble and missed shots, the Coffee County Lady Raiders gutted out a 60 to 53 win over Fayetteville on the road on Monday night. After trailing early, Coffee County scored the last 10 points of the 1st quarter to take a 6 point lead into the 2nd period. Fouls forced coach Herb Horton to get deep into his bench in the 2nd half and prevented the Lady Raiders from getting into an offensive flow for much of the 2nd half. The saving grace for the Lady Raiders was the dominant play of Aerial Williams in the post as the junior finished with 21 points to earn the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game honors. Freshman Abby Morgan finished the night with 14 points before fouling out. Alliyah Williams finished with 10 points for Coffee County and junior Holli Smithson handled the ball well in the 4th quarter and hit 3 clutch free throws to finish with 6 points. The win improves the Lady Raiders record to 2 on 1 on the season.


CHS basketball player Grant Sadler

CHS basketball player Grant Sadler

The Red Raiders cut an 8 point halftime deficit to 4 points before the Tigers exploded for 38 second half points to drop Coffee County 66 to 49. Fayetteville carried a 19 point lead into the 4th quarter before Coffee County cut the margin to 10 points with just under 3 minutes remaining. Grant Sadler netted 12 second half points to key the Raider rally which came up short down the stretch. Sadler was the high scorer for Coffee County and earned the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game award. Alontae Taylor and LeAundre Graham each finished with 8 points as each had strong 2nd half performances as well. The loss evens the Raiders record at 2 and 2 on the year.
Coffee County returns to the hardwood on Tuesday night when Grundy County visits the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gym. Tip off for the girls game is set for 6:00 PM. Thunder Radio will bring you exclusive coverage of all the action, beginning with the Powers Storage Pregame Show that begins at 5:50.

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