CHS split two close district games Friday evening against Cumberland County at home as the girls won 37-36 and the boys lost 60-58.
The girls pulled out to a big lead in the first half and went into halftime ahead 25-13. By the end of the third the Lady Jets had narrowed the gap to 32-23, and a 13-5 Cumberland County surge in the fourth quarter nearly cost Coffee County the game. A late-game blocked shot and steal by Ginny Clayborne, a fourth-quarter bucket by Michaela Gregory, along with strong shooting by Missy Jones and Katie Reid throughout the game kept the Lady Raiders on top.
Reid and Jones were top scorers for Coffee County with 11 and 10, respectively. Also scoring for CHS were Gregory (6), Clayborne (5), Alaina Lusk (3), and Ta’Neesa Buchanan (2). Top scorers for Cumberland County were Makenzie Iles (10) and Kassidy Sommer (8).
The boys’ game was close throughout. The Jets were ahead 16-15 at the end of the first quarter and 28-27 at halftime. At
the end of the third quarter, a big shot by Addison Carter put the Red Raiders up 41-39. Again, however, it was Cumberland County who owned the fourth quarter, and this time Coffee County’s lead was not enough to keep them on top.
Lance Crismond led Coffee County scorers with 20 and was followed by Lucas Crismond with 15 and sophomore Addison Carter with 14. Also scoring for the Red Raiders were Anthony Jackson (5) and Brock Ivey-Bodman (4).
The CHS boys are now 7-11 overall and 0-2 in District 6-AAA. The girls are now 9-10 overall and 2-0 in district play.
Coffee County plays another set of district games Tuesday when Cookeville (boys, 16-4; girls, 9-8 ) come to the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gymnasium. Tipoff for the girls’ game is 6 p.m.