After falling in the 1st game of the season by 29 points to Warren County, the CHS Lady Raider felt like they had something to prove in McMinnville on Tuesday night. Pairing nearly flawless offense with a tenacious defense was just the recipe for a Pre-Thanksgiving celebration for Coffee County as they stunned once-beaten Warren County 41 to 33. After falling behind 5 to 0 early in the game, the Lady Raiders at 8 to 7 at the 3:28 mark of the first quarter and never trailed again. Warren County cut the deficit to 5 in the 4th quarter but eight 4th quarter points from Tyger Fenton and 4 offensive rebounds from Cameron Davis sealed the revenge win. Fenton led Coffee Coutny with 12 points on the night as Davis and Hollie Smithson dropped 9 points for the Lady Raiders. Smithson, with her sparkling defense on the night was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center Co-Player of the Game with Cameron Davis. With the win, Coffee County evened their record at 3 & 3. The Lady Raiders will be off until Tuesday, December 2nd when they open District 8AAA play in Lawrence County.
In keeping the revenge theme alive, Warren County’s Pioneers avenged a 2 point loss from November 13 dropping the Red Raiders by a final score of 54 to 35. Turnovers and missed shots plagued any offensive flow for Coffee County as the red and black committed 27 turnovers in the game with 16 coming in the 2nd half. Coffee County was led in scoring by Peyton Talley who had 11 points, while Tyrese McGee scored 6 points off the bench to earn the Gateway Tire and Service Center Player of the Game honors. The loss dropped the Raiders record to 2 and 4 on the season. The Raiders will take part in the State Farm Classic this week-end at Woodbury. The Red Raiders will take on Smith County on Friday morning at 9:30 AM at Cannon County High School. They will follow that up with a 3:30 game on Saturday against Cookeville.