A 16 point first quarter turned out to be all the Coffee County Middle School Lady Raider basketball team needed on Thursday night as they rolled up North Franklin 45 to 11. The tenacious Lady Raider defense held North Franklin to 3 field goals in the contest and none in the 1st or 4th periods. Julia Duncan led the Lady Raiders in scoring with 12 points, while Jacey Vaughn netted 10. Abby Morgan scored 8 points and Alisha Jennings added 6 as the Lady Raiders improved to 11 and 1 on the year.
The Red Raiders made it a clean sweep as they stopped the Gators 19 to 15. With the teams tied at 13 going into the 4th quarter, the Red Raiders defense clamped down on North in the final frame to take the win. Weston Hargrove scored all six 4th quarter points for Coffee County. Andrew Mahaffey was the high scorer for Coffee County as he finished with 8 points. The win was the 2nd straight for Coffee County to improve to 7 and 5 on the year. Coffee Middle will be at home on Monday night as they play host to Warren County. The girls’ game will tip off at 6 PM.
The Lady Rockets of Westwood raced out to a 17 to 1 lead after 1 period of play and coasted to a 34 to 17 win at Liberty on Thursday night. Nine different Lady Rockets scored on the night as Coach Angela Houck was able to play all 15 players that she dressed out. Morgan Jones led the offensive charge as she netted 9 points while Ashley Starks and Haley Miller each netted 7 points.
The Rockets spotted Liberty a 6 point lead at the half as they dropped the nightcap by a final score of 41 to 32. Liberty used a strong 4th quarter to quell the Westwood comeback attempt as they were red hot from the field. The Rockets were led in scoring by Marcus Pendleton who had 10 points while Chase Simpkins added 7 points and Shawn Anderson notched 5 points. Westwood will be at home on Thursday night as they welcome Moore County to the Joel Vinson Gym. That game will tip off at 6 and will feature the Teddy Bear Toss coming up between the 2 contests. Our sister station, The Ticket Radio, will broadcast the game beginning at 5:50. Fans can tune in at 105.1 FM both in the gym and at home. The game will also be available online at TheTicketRadio.com