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BASKETBALL: Coffee Middle boys advance past Harris in Area Tournament

Jerrad Morgan

Coffee Middle’s Red Raider boys held off a furious Harris rally and won the first round of the Area 6 tournament 33-31 Tuesday night in Manchester.

Harris tried to claw back, though.

The Raiders took a 28-16 lead into the fourth quarter and went cold. Harris outscored the Raiders 15-5 in the final six minutes, but the Raiders held on for the win by 2.

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Jerrad Morgan led the Raiders with 13 points. Morgan was hot from deep early, nailing three 3-pointers in the first half. Jaxon Pruitt finished with 9 for CMS.

The Raiders will play again at 5 p.m. Wednesday against top seeded Whitthorne.

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