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2018 TSSAA (Tennessee) Blue Cross Girls Basketball Championships

Division 1 Class A, 2A, & 3A

Middle Tennessee State University

Murphy Center

Murfreesboro, TN

March 7-10, 2018

2018 Ron Harrison

 

 

Wednesday March 7th

 

Riverdale

77

Ravenwood

50

Class AAA

Bearden

70

Arlington

42

Class AAA

Bradley Central

56

Daniel Boone

27

Class AAA

Houston

70

Mt. Juliet

54

Class AAA

Greenfield

54

Pickett County

50

Class A

Huntingdon

44

Moore County

40

Class A

 

Thursday March 8th

 

Unaka

61

Wartburg Central

54

Class A

Summertown

52

Dresden

29

Class A

Westview

41

Alcoa

36

Class AA

Macon County

75

Cheatham County

55

Class AA

Upperman

62

East Nashville

51

Class AA

Haywood

67

Gatlinburg-Pittman

56

Class AA

 

Friday March 9th

 

Riverdale

77

Bearden

59

Class AAA

Semifinal

Houston

52

Bradley Central

49

Class AAA

Semifinal

Greenfield

53

Huntingdon

46

Class A

Semifinal

Summertown

55

Unaka

44

Class A

Semifinal

Macon County

37

Westview

32

Class AA

Semifinal

Upperman

65

Haywood

56

Class AA

Semifinal

 

Saturday March 10th

 

Houston (28-5) vs. Riverdale (35-1) Class AAA Championship

 

Houston coach Ben Moore started the following lineup: 5-10 Jr. Jayla Hemingway, 5-8 Jr. Madison Griggs, 5-8 Jr. Melisa Carter, 5-5 So. Destinee Wells,and 5-6 So. Tatiana Gary. Riverdale coach Randy Coffman countered with 5-11 Sr. Amanda Whittington, 5-11 Sr. Brinae Alexander, 5-11 Sr. Alexis Whittington, 5-6 Jr. Aislynn Hayes, and 5-6 So. Alasia Hayes.

 

Riverdale steadily pulled away to capture the championship with a 77-50 victory over Houston. Riverdale shot 48.9% from the field including five of 16 from the three point line. The Warriors connected on 26 of 33 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 16 Houston turnovers. Houston shot 36.2% from the field including 10 of 21 from beyond the arc. The Mustangs connected on six of 14 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 10 Riverdale turnovers.

 

Aislynn Hayes led Riverdale with 19 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Brinae Alexander added 18 points including two three point baskets, six of six free throws, and eight rebounds. Alexis Whittington recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds. Alasia Hayes chipped in with 10 points and four rebounds.

 

Jayla Hemingway led Houston with 18 points including four three point baskets, six rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots, and two steals. Destinee Wells added 10 points, four rebounds, and eight assists. Madison Griggs recorded nine points on three three point baskets. Melisa Carter chipped in with six points and eight rebounds.

 

Houston

12

12

12

14

50

Riverdale

19

21

18

19

77

 

Houston (50) Hemingway 18, Griggs 9, Carter 6, Wells 10, Gary 1, Davis 6.

 

Riverdale (77) Amanda Whittington 7, Alexander 18, Alexis Whittington 12, Aislynn Hayes 19,Alasia Hayes 10,Edgeston 2,Holcomb 3,Mayeux 6.

 

AAA All Tournament Team Trinity Lee (Bearden), Jakhyla Davis (Bearden), Rhyne Howard (Bradley Central), Alexis Whittington (Riverdale), Jayla Hemingway (Houston), Alasia Hayes (Riverdale), Destinee Wells (Houston), Brinae Alexander (Riverdale), Amanda Whittington (Riverdale), and Aislynn Hayes (Riverdale) (MVP).

 

 

Summertown (32-2) vs. Greenfield (33-2) Class A Championship

 

Summertown coach Craig McGill started the following lineup: 5-7 Sr. Lauren Graves, 5-7 Sr. Kylie Rosson, 5-10 Sr. Josie Franks, 5-5 Sr. Reily Brazier, and 5-6 Sr. Taytum McGill. Greenfield coach Willie Trevathan countered with 6-0 So. Tess Darby, 5-9 So Chloe Moore, Sr. Anna Dale Wright, 5-7 Sr. Kinleigh Harris, and 5-7 Sr. Makayla Little.

 

Greenfield trailed 29-28 after three quarters but rallied to defeat Summertown by a score of 47-39. The score was tied four times and there were eight lead changes in the game. Greenfield shot 37.8% from the field including four of 17 from the three point line. The Yellowjackets connected on 15 of 18 free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 14 Summertown turnovers. Summertown shot 40% from the field including five of 18 from beyond the arc. The Eagles connected on two of six free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 12 points off nine Greenfield turnovers.

 

Chloe Moore led Greenfield with 20 points including seven of seven free throws, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Tess Darby added 13 points and eight rebounds. Makayla Little recorded 11 points including two three point baskets.

 

5-5 Fr. Kaley Campbell led Summertime 10 points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, and four assists. Josie Franks added eight points and seven rebounds. Reily Brazier recorded seven points and five rebounds.

 

Summertown

10

13

6

10

39

Greenfield

12

5

11

19

47

 

Summertown (39) Graves 3, Rosson 0, Franks 8, Brazier 7, McGill 3, J.Brazier 2, Campbell 10, Jones 6.

 

Greenfield (47) T.Darby 13, Moore 20, Wright 0, Harris 0,Little 11, E. Darby 3.

 

A All Tournament Team Makayla Poland (Wartburg Central), Courtney Pritchett (Pickett County), Marisa Belew (Huntingdon), Myah Parlier (Unaka), Tess Darby (Greenfield), Josie Franks (Summertown), Reily Brazier (Summertown), Kaley Campbell (Summertown), Makayla Little (Greenfield), and Chloe Moore (Greenfield) (MVP).

 

 

Upperman (36-0 ) vs. Macon County (31-5) Class 2A Championship

 

Upperman coach Dana McWilliams started the following lineup: 5-9 So.Brooke Shrum, 5-9 Fr. Reagan Hurst, 6-0 Sr. Riley Hurst, 5-5 Fr.Torie Brooks, and 5-8 Sr. Akira Levy. Macon County coach Larry White countered with 5-8 So. Keeley Carter, 5-8 Fr. Jalynn Gregory, 5-10 Sr. Kyndal Bullington, 5-2 Fr. Abby Shoulders, and 5-5 So. Jamie Ashburn.

 

Akira Levy scored in the paint in the final seconds of overtime to give Upperman a 64-62 victory over Macon County. The score was tied eight times and there three lead changes in the game. Abby Shoulders hit one of three free throws with one second remaining in regulation to allow Macon County to tie the game and force overtime. Upperman shot 48.9% from the field including four of 11 from the three point line. The Bees connected on 14 of 23 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored eight points off nine Macon County turnovers. Macon County shot 35.2% from the field including six of 18 from beyond the arc. The Tigerettes connected on 18 of 23 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 14 points off nine Upperman turnovers.

 

Akira Levy led Upperman with 31 points including nine of 13 free throws, 11 rebounds, five assists, three blocked shots, and two steals. Riley Hurst added 11 points including three three point baskets and four rebounds.

 

Keeley Carter led Macon County with 32 points including 13 of 13 free throws and 15 rebounds. Jalynn Gregory added 13 points including two three point baskets. Abby Shoulders recorded eight points and five rebounds. Kyndal Bullington pulled down six rebounds and blocked four shots.

 

Upperman

6

10

18

20

10

64

Macon County

10

9

8

27

8

62

 

Upperman (64) Shrum 8, Reagan Hurst 8, Riley Hurst 11, Brooks 3, Levy 31, Maynord 3.

 

Macon County (62) Carter 32, Gregory 13, Bullington 1, Shoulders 8, Ashburn 3, King 2, Mix 3.

 

AA All Tournament Team Deja Graves (Westview), Jamirah Shutes (Haywood), Laquita Callaway (Haywood), Jalynn Gregory (Macon County), Riley Hurst (Upperman), Keeley Carter (Macon County), Torie Brooks (Upperman), Kyndal Bullington (Macon County), Reagan Hurst (Upperman), and Akira Levy (Upperman) (MVP).

 

A special thanks to the TSSAA for providing all the news and comprehensive information covering their tournaments.