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Raider boys scrape together 39-35 win over Falcons

CHS guard Treyton Williams moves the ball up the floor against Lincoln County Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. -- Photo by Holly Peterson, Thunder Radio | Thunder The Magazine

It wasn’t pretty. But it was a win.

Coffee County’s boys took the lead on the first play of the second half on a bucket from Jackson Shemwell and never trailed again, going on to beat Lincoln County 39-35 Monday night in Manchester.

The Raiders extended their lead to 37-29 and held on late. The Falcons got two technical free throws from Maddux Franklin to cut the Raider lead to 39-35 with 9.2 seconds to play and the Falcons had the ball. But the Raiders were able to hold on.

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Coffee County’s Cooper Reed led the way with 15 points and Shemwell added 9.

The Raiders turned the ball over 21 times and went 15-of-27 at the free throw line.

Meanwhile, the Falcons were led by Franklin with 14 points off the bench, including a 4-of-6 performance behind the three point line. Lincoln County struggled greatly at the line, going 5-of-13 and turned the ball over 14 times.

THIS GAME WAS BROADCAST LIVE ON THUNDER RADIO. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE BROADCAST REPLAY.

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The win pushes the Raiders record to 6-4 on the year. They will host Lighthouse Christian at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. That game can be heard live on Thunder Radio: 107.9 FM, 1320 AM, 106.7 FM, Manchester Go app and thunder1320.com.

Jackson Shemwell goes up for a bucket Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. — Photo by Holly Peterson, Thunder Radio

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