Trailing by as many as 10 points in the 4th quarter and 6 points in the first overtime period, the Lady Raiders of Coffee County dug deep on Friday night to gut out a 52 to 49 triple overtime win over Warren County at the Joe Frank Patch Gym. The Lady Raiders, whose depth was thinned by illness, fought through a cold shooting touch in the 2nd and 3rd periods to shock the Lady Pioneers. Coffee County was 20 of 29 from the free throw stripe on the night, but 4th quarter 3 pointers from Tyger Fenton and Cameron Davis helped force an overtime. In the first overtime, Warren County jumped out to a 6 point lead but 3 pointers from Sydney Pearson and McKenzie Morgan in the last 90 seconds forced a 2nd overtime. A neck and neck 2nd overtime gave way to a 3rd overtime that the Lady Raiders dominated to claw out the win. Pearson led the Lady Raiders in scoring with 15 points to earn the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game honors. Tyger Fenton added 10 points while Sara Brown netted 9 as the Lady Raiders improved to 9 and 7 on the season.
The Red Raiders also saw some late game drama as Warren County’s Issac Golden buried a three pointer with 3 seconds remaining to give Warren County a come from behind 44 to 42 win. Coffee County, which led by 8 points after 1 quarter of play, saw the visiting Pioneers take a 1 point lead into the 4th quarter. A seesaw 4th quarter had Coffee County leading by 1 with 20 seconds to go prior to Golden’s heroics. Despite the loss, the Red Raiders got outstanding play in the paint from Addison Carter and Austin Baugh and three 3 pointers and 13 points from Zack Taylor. Carter finished with 12 points and Peyton Talley added 7. Zack Taylor was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game honors. The Raiders and Lady Raiders reopen district play on Tuesday night at 6 in Shelbyville. We will have that broadcast for you on Thunder Radio.