The Coffee Middle Lady Raiders continued their season by beating Sunset Middle School 39-27 in the quarter-finals of the TMSAA State Sectional at Stewarts Creek Middle School Thursday night, Feb. 2.
The Lady Raiders got a monster night from post Lilly Matherne, who piled up 16 points – including 6 quick ones in the first quarter. Kaysen Morgan knocked down a pair of first quarter 3-pointers to give CMS 16 early points in the opening period.
Morgan finished with 8 points. Adalyn Clark also dropped in 8 points – all in the first half – Jenslee Nogodula 4 and Jaydee Nogodula 3.
The Lady Raiders advance to the semi-finals at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Stewarts Creek. A win in that game would advance them to the championship at 5 p.m. Saturday. A loss ends the season.
The winner of the state sectional advances to the TMSAA State Tournament.
Raider boys can’t slow down Oakland
The CMS Raider boys had Oakland tied up at 35-35 headed into the fourth quarter. Then Oakland started filling it up.
The Patriots ripped off 27 fourth quarter points to beat the Raiders 62-42, ending Coffee County’s season in the state sectional tournament.
Early on Coffee County had things rolling. Marc Rollman filled up the scorebook with 17 points, including 10 in the first quarter. He was joined by Audie Nicoll with 11.
The Raiders finish the season with a CTC Championship and an Area 6 Championship.