The CCMS 6th grade Red Raider basketball team avenged an early season loss to North Franklin on Thursday night at the CCMS gym. The Red Raiders used a balanced scoring attack, and a tenacious defense to drop the Gators of North 32 to 27. Kyle Farless scored 11 points, Trenton Scrivnor tallied 10 points and Jaxon Vaughn finished with 9 points as the Raiders led from the opening possession of the contest. Leading 12 to 9 at the half, Coffee County saw North hit two 3 pointers in the last 2 minutes of the 3rd quarter to send it to the final frame tied at 22. In the 4th quarter, Scrivnor had 4 points as Vaughn, Farless and Hayden Hullett all added baskets to secure the win. With the win, Coffee Middle improved to 3 and 2 on the year.
In a physical girls game, the Lady Raiders trailed by as many as 8 points in the 1st quarter to the Lady Gators but mounted a rousing comeback culminating in a 29 to 29 tie on a 3 pointer from Bella Vinson as the 3rd quarter ended. In the 4th quarter, Coffee Middle got their first lead of the game with 2:08 remaining on a goal by Keri Munn to capture a 35 to 33 advantage. North got a 3 pointer one minute later and cranked up the defensive pressure in the final minute as they handed the Lady Raiders their first loss of the year by a final score of 36 to 35. Vinson scored 25 points for Coffee County and Munn added 8. Reagan Ellison came off the bench for 2 points. With the loss, the Lady Raiders record stands at 4 and 1 on the season. Both 6th grade teams will be back in action on Monday night as they play host to White County. Tip off for the girls game is 6 PM.