On Monday night at Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gymnasium in Manchester, the Coffee County Lady Raiders played host to Franklin County Rebelettes in the semifinals of the District 6 4-A Tournament.
In the first quarter, the Lady Raiders jumped to a 17-4 lead and built that to a 47-13 advantage at halftime.
After turning the ball over 15 times in the first half, the Rebelettes had 10 more in the second half. Those troubles helped Coffee County many points off the Franklin County mistakes.
In the third quarter, the Lady Raiders would gain a mercy-rule lead of 67-20 heading into the fourth quarter. Coffee County would cruise to a 77-26 win and put the Lady Raiders in the championship on Friday night at 7:30 pm against Warren County. The Lady Pioneers also defeated Shelbyville 53-35 on Monday night in Manchester. The teams split during the regular season and shared the regular season district title.
Coffee County’s Olivia Vinson had a hot shooting night as she knocked down five 3’s to finish with 19 points. Channah Gannon had 10 in the semi-final, followed by Chloe Gannon with 9, Emaleigh Tarpley with 8, Alivia Reel and Jalie Ruehling with 7 each, Bryleigh Gray with 6, Natalie Barnes with 5, Audri Patton with 3 and Addi Sartain finished with 2 points.
As a team, Coffee County was 11-15 at the free-throw line, and Franklin County hit 6 of 7.
Tuesday night at 6 pm in Manchester Warren County, boys take on Shelbyville, followed by Coffee County boys versus Franklin County. Game one can be heard on WHMT 105.1 and 95.9, whiskeycountryradio.com, or the Whiskey Country app. Game two is on Rooster 101.5, www.rooster1015.com, or the rooster 101.5 app.
Photo: Jalie Ruehling passes the ball to Natalie Barnes during the 3rd quarter of Monday’s action.