The Coffee County Middle School basketball teams opened up play in the Rockvale Tournament on Monday night in Rutherford County. The Lady Raiders opened play at 4 PM against the host Rockvale Ravens with a 30 to 21 win. The Red Raiders fell to the Christiana Cougars in the 2nd game 40 to 28.
In the girls’ game, Coffee County got 11 points in the 3rd quarter to stretch a 2 point halftime lead to 9 points entering the 4th quarter. The Lady Raiders got 15 points from Kiya Ferrell, including 10 points in the first half. Alyssa McClanahan added 5 points and Alivia Reel and Marley Perry each added 3 points.
Despite a 16 point 4th quarter for the Red Raiders, Christiana was able to match Coffee County and hold on for the win. Connor Shemwell led Coffee County in scoring with 7 points. Aiden Abellana added 6 points and Ethan Baker chipped in 4.
The Raider teams return home on Tuesday night when they take on White County at the CCMS gym in a conference doubleheader. The doubleheader gets underway at 6 PM. Coffee Middle will return to Rockvale on Thursday for 2nd round tournament action.