Coffee County Basketball Fights to Sweep of Tullahoma on Tuesday Night

Jacey Vaughn of CHS Basketball

In a pair of games that featured strong performances and incredible drama, the Coffee County CHS basketball teams claimed a huge sweep over Tullahoma on Tuesday night in the Wildcats den.   The Lady Raiders needed an improbable comeback to stun the Lady Cats in overtime 62 to 55.  The Red Raiders held off a last second Wildcat rally to claim a 45 to 42 win.

Trailing by 2 points with 3 seconds remaining, Jacey Vaughn went to the free throw line and hit a pair of free throws to send the game in overtime.  In overtime, Vaughn hit a 3 point basket in the Lady Raiders’ first possession to give Coffee County the momentum to close out their 4th straight district win.  The free throws capped off a rally that saw Coffee County erase a 4 point deficit with 23 seconds remaining in regulation.  Vaughn finished with a team high 21 points, including 15 points in the 4th quarter and overtime as the senior was named the Crazy Daisies player of the game.  Bella Vinson scored 18 points and Abby Morgan netted 8.  The win improves the Lady Raiders record to 18 and 3 on the season.

Darius Rozier of Coffee County CHS basketball

The Red Raiders led at the end of every period but could never gain any separation on a tenacious Tullahoma team.  A Darius Rozier steal and dunk with 2:35 remaining in the game put Coffee County up by 5 points and seemed to seal the outcome.  But Tullahoma cut the deficit to 3 in the final 15 seconds and got a turnover to regain possession for a final shot to tie the game.  The Red Raider defense smothered the Wildcat shooters as Tullahoma’s final shot come up short.  Rozier led Coffee County in scoring with 19 points as he earned the Crazy Daisies player of the game award.  Andrew Mahaffey added 9 points and Kyle Farless finished with 7.   The win improves the Red Raiders record to 11 and 4 on the year and 3 and 1 in district play.

The Raider and Lady Raider basketball teams return home on Friday to begin a six game home stand as they welcome Franklin County to the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gym.  This 6 game district home stand will feature the last regular season home games of the year for the CHS teams.  Tip-off for the girls’ game is set for 6 PM and Thunder Radio will bring you live coverage beginning with the Char-El Apartments and Home Rental pregame show at 5:50.

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