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Raiders overcome slow start, down Warren County in overtime Friday night

Connor Shemwell takes a slap to the arm while putting up a jump shot Friday night, Feb. 4, 2022. Shemwell led Coffee County with 17 points in an overtime win. — Thunder Radio photo by Holly Peterson

For the second time in as many games, Coffee County’s Red Raiders went into overtime.

The outcome was much more favorable this time, though.

Aidan Abellana buried two free throws with 6.5 seconds to play in overtime, putting Coffee County up 50-46 and effectively ending the game as the Raiders held on for the win by that score.

The Raiders had to overcome a slugglish start. The Raiders trailed 10-5 after one quarter and were down by as many as 9 points in the first half. But a late first half run, capped by a 3-pointer by Connor Shemwell at the halftime buzzer tied the game at 19-19.

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Shemwell led everyone with a game-high 17 points. He was followed up by Brady Nugent with 11. Nugent was named Thunder Radio broadcast Stone Fort Mortgage Player of the Game.

Phineas Rollman pitched in 8 points and Dayne Crosslin 7 for the Raiders in the win.

Coffee County improves to 16-8 on the season with the win and 6-2 in district play.

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

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The Raiders will play at Rockvale Saturday night. You can hear that game live on Thunder Radio. Girls tip at 6 p.m. with the boys to follow: 107.9 FM, 1320 AM, 106.7 FM, Manchester Go app and thunder1320.com.

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