It was a hard-fought battle between the two top girls’ teams in the District 6 Class 4-A, but in the end, Coffee County was able to slip past Warren County 32-29.
It was not easy for Tennessee’s 3rd ranked Lady Raiders as they trailed 11-8 after the 1st quarter and 19-13 at halftime. Coffee County didn’t lead the game until 3:07 to go in the 3rd quarter and held on to improve 25-1 overall and 3-0 in district play.
Chloe Gannon and Olivia Vinson led the way with 10 points each, and Natalie Barnes added 8.
Top picture: Natalie Barnes throws a pass to Olivia Vinson
The boys’ game was another matchup between the top two in the district standings. The Coffee County Red Raiders and Warren County Pioneers didn’t disappoint the huge crowd in Manchester.
The lead swapped hands multiple hands throughout the contest. The Raiders led 32-26 at the half and 42-39 after the 3rd quarter. The Pioneers did not give up as they held a one-point advantage when Coffee County’s Dayne Crosslin was fouled with 0.3 left. The senior hit the first of two free throws to tie the game at 54 and send the game to overtime.
In the OT, Warren County got a 3-pointer and four free throws from Sawyer Seymour, who finished with 23 points to pull out the 63-58 win.
The Red Raiders were led in scoring by Cooper Reed with 19 points, followed by Deion Subaran’s 16 and Crosslin’s 14 points.
The Pioneers take the lead in the district standings with a 3-0 mark, and Coffee County is close behind at 2-1. The two teams play again on February 3 in McMinnville.
The Raiders are back on the court on Friday at Shelbyville, and you hear the game on WHMT 105.1 and 95.9.