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Raiders, Lady Raiders fall in season opener

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 9:17 am

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Pictured is the 2013-2014 Central High School Lady Raiders basketball team. Pick up the Nov. 13 print edition of the Manchester Times for the 2013-14 basketball preview. (Photo provided by

By Derek Harryman, staff writer

Both Coffee County Central High School basketball teams fell in their respective season openers at Summit Tuesday night.

The Herb Horton era for the CHS Lady Raiders started with a 56-36 loss and the Raiders dropped a 64-62 decision.

In the Raiders’ close loss, Coffee County knotted the game at 62-62 on three Lucas Crismond free throws with 9 seconds to play. But the Raiders were whistled for a foul with six seconds left in the game and Summit hit both shots from the charity stripe to seal the 64-62 win.

Crismond led Coffee County with 22 points, including big points late in the third quarter to expand the Red Raider lead to four points with a 50-46 lead. Junior Addison Carter also finished in double figures with 10 points.

Friday night the Lady Raiders and Red Raiders host Middle Tennessee Christian School to open the home slate. Read more in next week’s (Nov. 20) print edition of the Manchester Times. Click here to subscribe to the print and / or full online edition of the Times.