Raiders Win Two Over Rebels

Photo by Barry West

In their final home game before the Christmas break, Coffee County welcomed Franklin County to the Joe Frank Patch gymnasium looking for a season sweep over the Rebels. The girls did their part as they defeated a scrappy Rebelette squad 41 to 35. Franklin County made nine 3-pointers including one with 3:30 left in the game to give Franklin County a 33 to 32 lead. But Coffee County played great defense down the stretch and hit the crucial free throws to close out the game on a 9 – 2 run. Coffee County was led in scoring by Alaina Lusk with 17 points and Katie Reid had 12. The Gateway Tire and Service Center Player of the game was Alaina Lusk. The win moved Coffee County’s record to 6 and 5 on the year and earned them a season sweep of the Rebelettes.

In boy’s action, Coffee County battled through some missed shots in the 1st half and trailed at the intermission 17 to 12. That deficit ballooned to 10 points forcing a timeout with just under 6 minutes to play in the 3rd. Out of the timeout, the Raider defense came alive and the offense found its rhythm. Brock Ivy-Bodman had a pair of steals and 10 points in the final 6 minutes of the 3rd quarter as Coffee County took a 28 to 24 lead into the 4th quarter closing out the 3rd on a 16 to 2 run. Coffee County went 11 of 12 from the free throw line in the 4th quarter to earn a hard fought 45 – 41 win. The win moved the Raiders record to 4 and 7 on the year and earned them a season sweep of Franklin County. The leading scorer for Coffee County was Lance Chrismond who had 18 points. Brock Ivy-Bodman had 10 points, all of which came in the huge 3rd quarter comeback and that performance earned him the Gateway Tire and Service Center Player of the game honors.

Coffee County will be on the road on Tuesday night in Shelbyville for the final regular season game before the Christmas break. They will be taking on the Eagles of Shelbyville Central. Tipoff for the girl’s game will be 6 PM with the pregame beginning at 5:50. The girl’s will be traveling to Gatlinburg this weekend taking on Gatlinburg-Pittman on Thursday night in the first round of the Smokey Mountain Classic. The boys will be in Murfreesboro on December 27th and 28th at the Central Magnet Tournament. The boys will play Kingsbury on Thursday the 27th at 4:30 and Hume-Fogg on Friday the 28th also at 4:30. We will keep you updated with results and schedules for both teams on our website,