Blackman Girls to Face Houston to Open State Tournament

Bryan Barrett, Sports Director

Blackman Girls to Face Houston to Open State Tournament | Blackman, state, Blue Cross Basketball Championships, TSSAA, WGNS, Murfreesboro news

L-R: Houston Coach Chad Becker talks with Blackman coach Chad Hibdon at the TSSAA Girls State Basketball draw, held Sunday at Murfreesboro's Doubletree Hotel.

The Blackman girls fate, like all other teams in the TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships, depended on a blind draw held Sunday in Murfreesboro at the Doubletree Hotel. The Lady Blaze were paired with the Houston Mustangs of Germantown in the 2:45 game Wednesday afternoon in the state quarterfinals. Coach Chad Hibdon's team beat Houston December 20th in the Mid-State Christmas Tournament at Ezell-Harding 61-37...

The Lady Blaze, at 31-and-1, are ranked number one in the state and nationally as well. The Blackman / Houston winner will play the Mt. Juliet / Jefferson County winner on Friday at 11:30am. The Lady Bears of Mt. Juliet are 29-and-1, with their only loss coming at the hands of Riverdale 57-40 on December 3rd. Jefferson County is 22-11.

WGNS State Farm coverage of Blackman's TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball quarterfinal game will begin around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, with a tipoff at 2:45. Being the last game, the tipoff time could be later if previous games take longer. It won't begin before 2:45. Check out for brackets and results throughout the tournament on DirecTV by EnterSource Tournament Central.