McMinn County eliminated Coffee County from the postseason last year.
The Lady Raiders got at least some measure of revenge Saturday. Sophomore Olivia Vinson turned in a season-high 19-point performance and sophomore Channah Gannon had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Raiders to a 82-29 throttling of the Lady Cherokees at Jim Smiddy Arena in Cleveland, Tennessee.
It was the second consecutive double-double for Gannon.
Coffee County jumped on McMinn County early and never let up. In fact, McMinn never led. CHS led 24-9 after one quarter and 43-17 at the break.
Coffee County also got double-figure points from Chloe Gannon with 11. Senior Emaleigh Tarpley turned in an 8 point, 9 rebound performance, arguably her best showing of the young season. The Lady Raiders out-rebounded the Lady Cherokees 40-16.
The Lady Raiders outscored McMinn County 40-8 in the paint.
Alivia Reel, Natalie Barnes and Ella Arnold each scored 6 points, Addi Sartain 5 and Ava McIntosh 3 for Coffee County.
Star point guard Peytyn Oliver led the way for McMinn County with 19 points.
The Lady Raiders improve to 7-0 on the year after two wins in the Bradley Central Erie Insurance Thanksgiving Classic – they beat York Institute on Friday. Coffee County will play at Blackman on Monday at 6 p.m. in a battle of top 5 teams in the state. That game will be broadcast live on Thunder Radio – 107.9 FM, 1320 AM, 106.7 FM, Manchester Go app and thunder1320.com.