On Monday night at Bradley Central High School in Cleveland, the Coffee County Lady Raiders took on the Cleveland Lady Blue Raiders in the semifinals of the Region 3 Class 4-A basketball tournament.
Things didn’t go as planned for Coffee County as they were looking to get past the region semifinals, a position they have found themselves in for the last 6 seasons.
Cold shooting and 25 turnovers did not help, as the Lady Raiders would fall to Cleveland, 50-37. Coffee County found the rims unkind as they managed only 27 percent shooting from the field and no three-pointers.
The Lady Raiders were playing without district tournament MVP Natalie Barnes who was suffering from an illness.
Seniors Chloe Gannon and Emaleigh Tarpley led Coffee County in scoring. Gannon finished with 15, and Tarpley had a solid overall night with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The Lady Raiders finished with 30 wins against only 3 losses and won the 6th straight district championship during the 2022-23 campaign.
Monday night was the final high school game for seniors Gannon, Tarpley, Alivia Reel, and Jalie Ruehling.