It was a classic battle between the top two teams in District 6 Class 4-A on Friday night. Warren County girls hosted Coffee County in McMinnville on Friday night.
In a low scoring first quarter the Lady Pioneers held an 8-5 lead. At halftime the Lady Raiders had roared back to take 23-20 advantage into the dressing room. Warren County used their strong defense that forced several Coffee County turnovers throughout the game to lead 34-31 after the 3rd quarter. In the 4th quarter the Lady Pioneers were able to hit big shots down the stretch to hold the Lady Raiders 48-42.
Both teams now have one loss in the district. Warren County has one game remaining. Coffee County is currently 27-2 overall and the Lady Pioneers are 19-7.
Natalie Barnes led the Lady Raiders with 14 followed by Chloe Gannon with 12.
Kyra Perkins had the big night for Warren County with 21 points.
Coffee County’s regular season has concluded and compete next in the district tournament.
The boys game also went back and forth throughout the night in a nailbiter.
Coffee County was red hot in the first quarter as they grabbed a 12-2 lead. Warren County battled back to gain a 20-16 advantage at halftime. The Raiders would continue to fight hard as they managed to go up by one, 33-32. The final quarter became a wild affair with five technical fouls being called. The Pioneers were able to pull out the district win, 50-48.
The win gives Warren County the jump on the regular season title with only one loss and one game left against Shelbyville on Tuesday. Coffee County has one non-district game remaining on Saturday, February 11 against Red Bank.
Cooper Reed led Coffee County with 14 points, followed by Deion Subaran with 13 and Jackson Shemwell finished with 11. Shemwell did receive two of the of the five technical fouls and will have to sit out the next two games.
Top photo: Coffee County’s outstanding Freshman Natalie Barnes looks to pass the ball against the Warren County defense.