Blackman and Riverdale Boys End State Tournament Run

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The season for both Blackman and Riverdale boys ends in the Blue Cross Basketball Championship quarterfinals. The Blaze dropped a 52-33 decision to Memphis East while Clarksville Northeast defeated Riverdale 56-36.

Blackman Coach Barry Wortman says their game plan was executed well, but the shots just wouldn't fall for the Blaze, especially in the second quarter:

The Blaze were led in scoring by Trent Gibson's 12 points.

Blackman's roster was senior laden and Coach Wortman talk about the impact this team had on the program:

Blackman's season ends at 32-1.


A slow start put Riverdale behind the eight-ball in their game versus Clarksville Northeast. Trailing 16-4 after the first quarter, they played even or outscored the Eagles the next two quarters. But a comeback wasn't meant to be.

Coach Michael Voss says the Warriors dug themselves a hole early:

Deron Perry and Braden Siren were the leading scorers with 8.

This was Riverdale's first boys state tournament appearance since Thomas Louis Hopkins led his 1986 team to play in the state 32-years ago. Voss talks about how this is another step in developing the Warriors into a championship program:

Riverdale's season ends with a record of 26-8.


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