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Lady Raiders blow past Rock Springs in opening round of tournament

CMS Lady Raider Olivia Vinson eyeballs a free-throw Monday night, Feb. 1, 2021. Vinson scored 17 points in the Lady Raider win over Rock Springs. — Thunder Radio photo by Holly Peterson

After stumbling out of the gate and trailing by 1 after the first quarter, the Coffee Middle School Lady Raiders woke up and cruised to a 36-18 win over Rock Springs in the opening round of the TMSAA AAA Girls Basketball Tournament at Stewarts Creek Middle School.

Eighth grader Oliva Vinson did most of the offensive damage for CMS. Vinson tacked up 17 points, including an impressive 10-point third quarter. She finished 6-of-8 at the free-throw line.

Post Channah Gannon added 9 points, Natalie Barnes 4, Sophie McInturff 2, Ella Arnold 2 and Kaylee Mason 2.

The win moves CMS to the second round where they will play Oakland or North Franklin. That game will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stewarts Creek Middle School.

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The Raider boys will take on Oakland Middle School in their opening round at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, Feb. 2.

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