Poor shooting plagued Tullahoma throughout all of Tuesday’s matchup and Coffee County took advantage, scoring a 48-31 road win on Tuesday night.
Early in Tuesday’s matchup, both teams struggled for points, as the teams combined for 26 points in the first two quarters. In the third quarter, Coffee County began to take control, before pulling away in the final period of play.
For the majority of Tuesday’s contest, the Lady Raiders led Tullahoma, including taking a 17-9 lead into halftime. The Lady Wildcats netted just four points in the first period, led by Farrell who scored three of those points, while Sierra Neese added a free throw. Tullahoma followed with five points in the second quarter, all of which were scored by Jessica Edde.
Out of the break, Coffee County extended that lead to 21-11 with 3:59 remaining in the third quarter. The Lady Wildcats countered with six-straight points to cut into their deficit. Farrell netted four points during that stretch for Tullahoma, including a basket to cut the score to 21-17 with 2:36 remaining in the third quarter.
However, Bella Vinson hit back-to-back 3-pointer for Coffee County and Elli Chumley added a basket of her own, giving the Lady Raiders a 29-20 advantage heading into the final period of play. Farrell added the final basket of the third quarter for Tullahoma, knocking down a 3-poiter with 1:48 left in the period.
Coffee County netted the first five points of the fourth quarter to open up a 34-20 advnatage. Chumley hit back-to-back baskets for the Lady Raiders, while Jalie Ruehling added a free throw during that stretch.
Tullahoma scored six of the next eight points, cutting its deficit down to 36-26 with 3:57 remaining in the period. That would be the closest the Lady Wildcats would get though, as Coffee County outscored Tullahoma 12-5 the remainder of the period.
Ellie Graham led the Lady Raiders with four points in the final minutes, after hitting a pair of field goals. Ruehling added three points for the Lady Raiders in the final minutes, knocking down three of her four free-throw attempts.
Farrell scored the Lady Wildcats’ final two field goals on Tuesday. Julia Duncan also added a free throw in the final minutes for Tullahoma.
Farrell led the Lady Wildcats in scoring on Tuesday after she scored 16 points. Edde added seven points, while Duncan scored five points. Macey Bowman added two points, while Neese rounded out the scoring for Tullahoma with a free throw.
The Lady Wildcats (16-5, 3-3) were scheduled to head to Franklin County on Friday. As of press time though, the result of that contest was unavailable.
Tullahoma will next host Lincoln County on Tuesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.