Blackman Holds Off Maryville to Make AAA State Title Game

Mar 12, 2021 at 11:31 pm by WGNS

A strong fourth quarter by Blackman propelled them past Maryville and into the Class AAA state championship game:


Blackman had to play the last nearly five-minutes without standout Iyana Moore, who fouled out of the game and pouring in 17 points.

Coach Jennifer Grandstaff says her team showed a lot of composure:

Maryville led nearly 19-minutes of the game and got within four late in the game, but Blackman closed out the game on an 11-0 run to reach the state title game for the first time since 2015.

That year, Grandstaff was the opposing coach, at Oakland - a game Blackman won in triple overtime.

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