It took a half for Coffee County to completely distance itself from Rockvale, but the Raiders finally put on more steam in the second half and cruised to a 55-42 non-district win on the road Saturday night.
Junior Dayne Crosslin started off the game red hot, pouring in 11 points in the first half – finishing with 14.
The Raiders got a tip-in from Aidan Abellana at the halftime buzzer to take a 1 point lead into the locker room. It was all Coffee County in the second half, pulling ahead by as many as 20 (53-33) with 3:04 on the clock. The Raiders worked in some subs late.
Jackson Shemwell had a solid night off the bench with 8 points. Brady Nugent also scored 8 for the Raiders. Connor Shemwell added 7, Abellana 5, Cooper Reed and Phineas Rollman 4, Jahlin Osbourne and John Dobson 2.
The win improves the Raiders to 16-8 on the season and was their second in as many nights. CHS beat Warren County in overtime Friday night on the road.
The Raiders get back to action Monday night – a district matchup at Shelbyville. Girls tip at 6 p.m. with the boys to follow. You can hear both games live on Thunder Radio with pregame beginning at 5:45 p.m. Listen at 107.9 FM, 1320 AM, 106.7 FM, Manchester Go app and thunder1320.com.