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Lady Raiders get road win over Webb in final tune-up before district play

CHS sophomore Natalie Barnes dribbles toward the basket Friday, Jan. 5, 2024 in a Lady Raider win over the Webb School Lady Feet. -- Photo by Holly Peterson, THUNDER RADIO WMSR 107.9 FM

Coffee County did all the little things right – especially in the second half – to secure a road win over a tough Webb Lady Feet team Friday night.

The Lady Raider defense held Webb to just 17 second half points and Coffee County went 19-of-22 at the free throw line to hold a late lead and beat Webb 62-54 in Bell Buckle Friday.

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Coffee County offensively was a near perfect match from half to half – scoring 32 in the first half and 30 in the second. The difference came on the defensive end. Webb took a 37-32 lead into the locker room after burying 8 first half 3-pointers – many coming against the Lady Raider 1-3-1 defense.

Coffee County came out in a man-to-man defense in the second half and turned up the ball pressure and Webb had no answers.

The Feet didn’t have any answers for Natalie Barnes, either. The sophomore guard torched them for 22 points, including a 6-for-6 effort at the free throw line in the final quarter.

Jules Ferrell had a strong 16-point night for Coffee County. The freshman point guard turned in 13 in the first half to get the Lady Raider offense going. Olivia Vinson scored 12 and Audri Patton had 9 on a 4-for-4 night from the field.

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Ava McIntosh added 3 points. The Lady Raiders only turned the ball over 3 times while forcing 12 Webb turnovers.

CHS is now 16-3 on the season with District 9-4A games starting on Tuesday, Jan. 9 when Shelbyville comes to Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gymnasium. Tip is set for 6 p.m. for the girls and the boys will follow. Both games can be heard live on Thunder Radio WMSR 107.9 FM, 1320 AM, Manchester Go app and thunder1320.com.

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