The Blackman boys quest for a second state title in three years fell short in the BlueCross Basketball semifinals, dropping a 46-41 decision to Memphis East.
The Blaze trailed 44-41 with seconds to go and a turnover ended an attempt to tie the game with a three-pointer. Memphis East scored on a dunk as time expired when Blackman didn't foul.
Coach Barry Wortman says he's pleased with the way his team fought back in the second half against a good Mustangs squad...
The Blaze trailed by eight at the half and as many as 14 in the game.
Christian DeWitt, who led the team with 19-points and three 3-pointers, says the shots were just falling for him in the second half...
Blackman's season ends with a 33-1 record. Memphis East plays Cordova in an all Shelby County state title game.
COACH BARRY WORTMAN'S FULL POSTGAME COMMENTS
CHRISTIAN DEWITT'S FULL POSTGAME COMMENTS
The Blackman student section filled the Murphy Center with excitement!
Blackman head coach Barry Wortman has led the past five Blaze teams to the BlueCross Basketball Championships, winning Rutherford County's first boys title in 49-years back in 2014.