MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WATE) – The TSSAA High School Girls Basketball State Championships are once again peppered with programs from the Greater Knoxville area as Five local teams earned a trip to the Murphy Center at MTSU.
Class AAA Quarterfinals
Stone Memorial 61, Science Hill 46
Stone Memorial (30-4) held Science Hill to 18 points in the first half and just six points in the fourth quarter to advance to the Class AAA semifinals. Emma Capps scored a game-high 25 points for Stone Memorial, who went 17-for-20 from the free throw line as a team. The Lady Panthers will play in the state semifinals on Friday at 11 a.m. ET.
Whitehaven 66, Maryville 63
After scoring three points in the first quarter, Maryville (30-5) rallied back by sinking seven 3-pointers in the fourth but still came up short in the state quarterfinals. Miss Basketball finalist Danae Fritz led the Lady Rebels with a game-high 22 points in the loss. It was Maryville’s first trip to the state tournament since 1999.
Class AA Quarterfinals
Upperman 59, Gatlinburg-Pittman 42
Gatlinburg-Pittman (22-12) led after the first quarter but scored just four in the second. That proved to be costly against a consistent Upperman team made 22 of its 27 free throws in the Class AA girls state quarterfinal.
Westview 43, Grainger 38
Winners in 26 of its last 27 games, the Grainger Lady Grizzlies were held to 13 points in the first half against Westview. A comeback ensued after halftime as Grainger would hold Westview to four points in the third quarter but they simply ran out of time to take the lead. Tori Rutherford led Grainger with 13 points and seven rebounds. The Lady Grizzlies finish the season 32-4 after falling in the Class AA girls state quarterfinal.
Class A Quarterfinals
Oneida (29-6) vs. Loretto (29-3) – Thursday, 5:30 p.m. ET