For the third time at Gatlinburg last week the Lady Raiders fell short by less than three points. This time it was a 44-42 loss to the Casey County (Kentucky) Lady Rebels on Saturday.
Friday the Coffee County girls lost 32-31 in the final seconds to Ezell-Harding. That loss, in turn, followed a 47-45 defeat Thursday at the buzzer to host Gatlinburg-Pittman. The three straight, razor-thin losses at the Great Smoky Mountain Classic tournament bring the Lady Raiders’ record to 6-9.
Five of the Lady Raider’s last six losses have now been by less than four points.
The Lady Raiders resume their regular season Friday, Jan. 4, with district action at Warren County.