In rivalry games on Friday night Coffee County was able to defeat Tullahoma in both contests.
First in the girls’ game the Raiders got a huge game from Senior Chloe Gannon. She was able to dominate inside the paint to score 28 points in the 56-34 win.
The Lady Raiders only led the Lady Cats 18-9 at halftime until Gannon took over down low and Coffee County pushed the advantage to 37-20 heading to the fourth. The Lady Raiders outscored Tullahoma 19-14 in the final quarter to give them the 22-point win.
Freshman Natalie Barnes was the other Coffee County player in double-figures with 12. Lily Melton le the Lady Cats with 9.
In the boy’s contest Coffee County was able to jump to a halftime lead of 27-9 over Tullahoma and never lost the lead. The Wildcats tried to make a run in the third as they cut the advantage to 9 twice. The Raiders secured the win a defensive shut-out in the fourth to win 43-25.
Dayne Crosslin led Coffee County in scoring with 13 followed closely by Cooper Reed with 12 and Jackson Shemwell added 9. Tullahoma was led Khani Johnson with 10.
This week Coffee County will host Lincoln County on Monday, Riverdale girls and Lighthouse Christian boys on Tuesday and Blackman Friday with tip-offs of the girls’ games at 6:00pm. Hear each game on the Rooster 101.5, www.rooster1015.com or the Rooster 101.5 app.
Tullahoma is on the road for action at Upperman on Tuesday and at Franklin County on Friday.
Top photo: Chloe Gannon prepares to make one of her six made free-throws against the Lady Cats