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Raiders, Lady Raiders fall on senior night

Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:10 am

Lauren Brown goes up for a shot against Columbia, she led CHS with 14 points.

Lauren Brown goes up for a shot against Columbia, she led CHS with 14 points.

The CHS basketball teams hosted district leading Columbia Tuesday for Senior night.

The Lady Raiders could do nothing to slow down the Lady Lions offense as they raced out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter. The Columbia defense was stiff as well, holding CHS to just four points in the first quarter, a Tyger Fenton jumper and Aerial Williams layup. At the end of the first the home team trailed 19-4.

Lauren Brown, who led CHS with 14 points, flushed two 3-pointers for CHS in the secon and scored eight points in the quarter but at the half Columbia led 34-19.

Columbia continued to dominate in the second half, leading 52-25 at the end of three and cruised to a 60-40 win.

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The boys game started out much the same with the visiting team racing out to a 7-0 lead and a 20-11 advantage after one.

The Second quarter was more of the same as the Raiders trailed by 19 at the half, 39-20.

The Raiders began playing better in the third quarter and a Lucas Crismond 3-pointer at the end of the frame cut the Columbia lead to 12, 50-38.

CHS cut into the Lion lead several times in the fourth but could never get closer than eight points as the visiting team held on for a 71-61 win.

Crismond led all scorers with 27 points and Anthony Jackson finished with 10.

Friday the Raiders and Lady Raiders will play at Tullahoma in District 8-AAA play.