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Morristown West’s Jasmine Williams, center, celebrates with teammates Kaitlyn Cody, left, and Erin Foster, right, after making the game winning basket for the Lady Trojans in Monday’s Class AAA Sectional game at Farragut High School.

Williams buzzer beater sends West back to state

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 10:46 am

FARRAGUT — Back-to-back. For Morristown West, it simply doesn’t get any better than that. The Lady Trojans clinched a second straight trip to Murfreesboro and the TSSAA State Basketball Championships Monday night in thrilling fashion, beating Farragut 35-33 on a buzzer-beating shot by Jasmine Williams in a Class AAA Sectional game inside Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium. In a game that produced an 11-minute stretch for West without scoring a single

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  • Lady Grizzlies earn long-awaited state berth

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Grainger’s Marisa Hipsher (40) puts up a shot against a Fulton defender during Monday’s Class AA Sectional game in Knoxville. Hipsher scored 12 points as the Lady Grizzlies advanced to the TSSAA State Tournament for the first time.

    KNOXVILLE — Sometimes a feeling is so strong and so sweet, searching for the adequate words to describe it can seem like an impossible challenge. Grainger coach Justin Combs found himself in that situation Monday night. Combs and the Lady Grizzlies were in familiar territory as they appeared in their fourth consecutive Class AA Sectional game. The disappointment of the previous three sectional games faded into distant memory as the

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  • Lady Patriots top West 53-45 to claim region crown

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 10:31 am

    The Jefferson County Lady Patriots won the Region 1-AAA championship on Sunday with a victory over Morristown West at Morristown East High School.

    There are lots of key players and veterans from last year’s state tournament team on Jefferson County’s roster, but it was freshman Ryleigh Fritz who came off the bench to emerge as an unlikely hero in Sunday afternoon’s Region 1-AAA girls championship game. Fritz scored eight points in the final quarter as the Lady Patriots handed Morristown West a 53-45 setback and captured home court advantage for Monday night’s sub-state

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