Red Raider men’s basketball finishes up their season


The Coffee County men’s basketball season has come to an end.

Bethany Lambert, Sports Editor

The Red Raider basketball team placed third in their district. Warren county is top of the district above Franklin county, and the Raiders placed above Shelbyville, who finished fourth and last place in the district.

The team ended the regular season with a record of 15 wins to eight losses. The boys not only had a winning season, but they grew together as a team. Senior Deion Subaran describes the team by saying “Everyone treats me as family. It makes me feel really comfortable.” 

Before district tournaments started, Subaran said “I’m really excited, I mean we had a few tough past games. But we’re picking it up… So that’s all that matters.” 

In the regular season, the boys had two losses to Warren county, the first was a close game, 63 to 58, and the second was once again a close game, 51 to 48. 

Fortunately, the Raiders beat Shelbyville twice in the regular season. The first was close, 51 to 47, but the second was a 30 point victory, 61 to 31.

Franklin county was split; the Raiders beat the Rebels 60 to 48 in their first match up. However, the second time the teams faced each other, the Rebels took a win 51 to 45. 

In the regular season, the boys also beat cross-town rivals Tullahoma twice. The first being 43 to 25, and the second game 45 to 30. 

The first district tournament game was against Franklin county on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Franklin; the raiders lost 47 to 33. That night, Shelbyville also faced defeat, losing 75 to 38 against Warren county. 

On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Raiders got a victory over Shelbyville, 60 to 52. Warren county beat Franklin in a close game, 60 to 51.    

In the regional tournaments, the boys fell to Cleveland on Feb. 25. The score was an unfortunate 79 to 44. They finished the season 173 in the state.