Coffee County hosted Riverdale in girls’ basketball on Tuesday night and it was all Lady Raiders. Despite not shooting well Coffee County jumped out to a 10-1 lead after the first quarter.
The Gannon girls started to take over in the second as Chloe and Channah combined for 24 (12 each) of the Lady Raiders 31 first half points and the defense held Riverdale to only 5 points at halftime. Coffee County extended their advantage to 50-8 after three quarters and with the mercy-rule enforced the Lady Raiders walked away with an easy 52-12 win to improve to 10-1 on the season.
Channah Gannon led all scorers with 18 followed by older sister Chloe with 14. Jalie Ruehling added 7.
In the boys’ game Coffee County hosted Lighthouse Christian School from Antioch coached by former Raider assistant Jerry Brown.
The Raiders were able to gain an 11-point lead (17-6) after the first quarter and never trailed the rest of the way.
Dayne Crosslin had the hot hand in the first half as he scored 14 of his 16 and helped Coffee County gain 27-8 lead at halftime.
The Raiders began to pull away even more in the third quarter as Coach Andrew Taylor played every player dressed out. Going to the fourth the Raiders led 46-14. Shortly into the quarter the mercy-rule was enforced as the lead continued to grow. Coffee County moved to 7-4 on the season with a 63-17 win over the Lions.
Courtland Farrar was second in scoring to Crosslin with 12 points. Jackson Shemwell added 9, Jahlin Osborne 8 and Camden Hunt finished with 6.
Both Coffee County teams will host the Blackman Blaze on Friday night. Tipoff for girls’ action is set for 6 p.m. You can hear the games on Rooster 101.5, www.rooster1015.com or the Rooster 101.5 app.
Top photo: Jahlin Osborne looks to pass the ball against the Lighthouse Christian defense