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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Coffee County girls cruise into Whitwell tournament championship game

Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 5:20 pm

Coffee County’s Bella Vinson (no. 23) scored 22 points, and the Lady Raiders beat Fairview Christian 62-32 on Friday. (Staff photo by Angela Payne)

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer

Coffee County Central High School made quick work of Fairview Christian on Friday afternoon, blowing past the Lady Falcons 62-32 at the Whitwell Christmas Tournament.

The Lady Raiders locked up a spot in the championship game on Saturday, and will face the winner of the second semifinal game between Red Bank High School and the host team, Whitwell.

Defensively, Coffee County (12-1 overall) held Fairview to two first-quarter points on its way to taking a commanding 29-9 lead at halftime.

Every player that dressed scored at least once for the Lady Raiders, who were led by freshman Bella Vinson’s 22 points.

Sandy McElhaney scored a team-high 17 points for Fairview.

NEXT GAME: Championship game versus Whitwell/ Red Bank on Saturday, Dec. 30 (6 p.m.)

Reach Demarco Moore at dmoore@manchestertimes.com, and follow him on Twitter @iam__demo

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