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MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Raiders and Red Raiders earn big conference sweep over South

Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 8:32 am

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

The Coffee County Middle School girls’ basketball team had the perfect response after suffering their first Central Tennessee Conference loss to West Tullahoma on Nov. 30.

The Lady Raiders avoided a second-straight home loss and back-to-back losses by drubbing South Franklin 54-26 on Monday to return to the win-column in conference play.

Coffee County (9-2 overall) held the Lady Trojans under 10 points in all but the fourth quarter, when the game was well out of reach. This included the Lady Raiders limiting South to just two points in the first quarter on their way to taking a 13-2 lead.

Kiya Ferrell led all scorers with 18 points, while Marley Perry and Alivia finished with 11 points apiece. Katelyn Johnson led the Lady Trojans with 10 points on the night.

CCMS stats: Kiya Ferrell – 18, Marley Perry – 11, Alivia Reel – 11, Chloe Gannon – 5, Nikki Graham – 3, Alyssa McClanahan – 2, Aly Harris – 2, Lucy Riddle – 1, Abby Mahaffey – 1


 Red Raiders 33, South 29

The CCMS boys’ basketball team picked up perhaps its biggest win of the season, defeating South 33-29 to avoid a season sweep.

Coffee County Middle School’s Jacob Holder (no. 34) scored 10 points in a 33-29 win over South on Monday night. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

Monday’s rematch came down to the CCMS defense limiting the Trojans after the first matchup ended in a blowout. The Red Raiders (3-7 overall) shutout South in the second quarter, and took a 17-6 lead at halftime.

South outscored the Red Raiders 24-16 in the second half, but time expired before the Trojans could pull the margin any closer.

Jacob Holder led CCMS with 10 points, and Jamal Blackwell scored a team-high 10 points as well for South.

CCMS stats: Jacob Holder – 10, Connor Shemwell – 9, Phinehas Rollman – 6, Ethan Baker – 4, Aidan Abellana – 3, Ruben Alvarez – 1

NEXT GAME: at Cannon County on Thursday, Dec. 7 (6 p.m.)

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