Whites Creek Wins Opening TSSAA State Tourney Game 60-50 over Sheffield, Photo Gallery

Posted on Mar 16 2017 - 12:09am by Mike Strasinger

Murfreesboro, TN

The Whites Creek Cobras defeated the Sheffield Knights 60-50 in the quarter-final round of the TSSAA Div I-AA Boys Basketball State Championships.

They will take on Knoxville Catholic Friday scheduled for 1:15 in the semi-finals. ‘

The Cobras trailed Sheffield 27-26 at the half after a very sloppy start with 11 turnovers in the first half. Whites Creek then out-scored the Knights 18-13 in the 3rd qtr. to lead 44-40 after 3. The Cobras finished strong down the stretch, and they won 60-50. Ruot Monyyong led the Cobras with 25 points, 18 rebounds and 8 blocks.

In other Metro Nashville action Maplewood plays Sullivan East Thursday at 11:30.

Other TSSAA scores from Wednesday;

AAA

Independence 63 Bearden 48

Southwind 59 Oakland 40

Memphis East 76 East Hamilton 56

Oak Ridge 53 Brentwood 45

AA

Knoxville Catholic 78 Macon Co. 46

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