The Coffee County Raiders and Lady Raiders barely broke a sweat over the weekend as they polished off the competition as they played host to the Hall of Champions Classic in Manchester.
The only bone of contention during the two-day tournament came when a competitive Cannon County squad took the court against Coffee County Saturday afternoon. While Coffee appeared to be on their way to an easy victory after scoring the first eight points of the contest, the Lions had other plans as they put on a massive run at the end of the half, erasing the early Raider advantage.
The Raiders were able to open up a modest lead in the third and went into the final stanza with a 38-31 advantage. Their lead prompted a foul-fest by the visitors, sending the Coffee County boys to the line nine times in the fourth quarter alone. They hit five of the attempts from the charity stripe which was enough to preserve a 50-45 victory. Kyle Farless led the Raiders with 11 while Jaylon Wooten was also in double figures with 10.
The Raiders put the Classic to bed later Saturday evening with an 87-33 crushing of Huntland. The Raiders led by 35 at the half in a game that was never in question. The Raiders were led in scoring by Hayden Hullett and Trenton Scrivor, both having 18 points on the night.
The Friday games were also one-sided as the Raiders tossed Valor Collegiate 75-34.
The Lady Raiders weren’t as kind to their visitors as they started out their weekend with a 103-14 drubbing of Valor Friday afternoon. They then returned to the hardwood that evening to wax the floor with Siegel as they left the opposition seeing stars with 68-27 win.
Saturday was more of the same as the Lady Raiders laid waste to Baylor, sending them home with a 52-32 whipping. Bella Vinson had 11 while Kiya Ferrell had eight.
The Lady Raiders ended their night by crushing Huntland, 83-19. Vinson led all scorers with 18 while Chloe Gannon had 10.
The Raiders and Lady Raiders were scheduled to play host to White County Monday night.