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ROAD WARRIORS: Coffee County sweeps Warren County Friday night

Coffee County student section Friday, Feb 2, 2024. - Photo by Holly Peterson, THUNDER RADIO WMSR

The Lady Raiders rolled over Warren County and the Raider boys thwarted a late rally to hold off the Pioneers and give Coffee County Central a road sweep in front of a sold out Charlie Dalton Gymnasium Friday night in Warren County – games you heard live on Thunder Radio.

LADY RAIDERS 75, WARREN COUNTY 39

Coffee County jumped out to a 20-1 lead and ended the game before it started really.

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The Lady Raiders torched the Pioneers from deep, getting a combined 53 from guards Olivia Vinson (22), Natalie Barnes (16) and Jules Ferrell (15).

Channah Gannon added 14 for CHS in the win.

The Lady Raider defense forced 25 Pioneer turnovers.

The win makes CHS 22-3 overall and 6-0 in district play.

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RED RAIDERS 47, WARREN COUNTY 36

The Raiders never pulled in front of Warren County by 24 like they did in Manchester a week ago. But Coffee County got a lead by halftime and never gave it up.

After the Pioneers went on a 9-0 run to take a 17-15 lead midway through the second quarter, the Raider answered with a 10-0 run of their own and took a 28-19 lead into the break. The Raiders led 37-26 after three quarters.

Warren County cut the lead to just 3 points at 39-36 with about 2 minutes to play before the Raiders closed the scoring on a 7-0 run. Cooper Reed delivered a dagger with a 3-pointer with 1:27 to play, putting the Raiders up 42-36. It was all free throws after that and a late layup by Brady Wright.

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Reed finished with a game-high 15 points – followed closely by Brady Wright’s 12. Jackson Shemwell finished with 8.

The Raiders only had 7 turnovers in the win.

Both teams will travel to Lincoln County Saturday night for a 6 p.m. tip. You can hear both games live on Thunder Radio.

FUNDRAISING UPDATE

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The border battle charity charge raised plenty of money on both sides.

Warren County raised approximately $14,500 for the McMinnville Special Games. Meanwhile, Coffee County raised approximately $12,900 for the Dream for Weave Foundation. Totals are still being calculated.

GAME NOTES

It was literally a sellout at The Dalt. Attendees were being turned around at the gate by halftime of the girls game and denied admission.

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