The Oakland girls slowed the pace of the game and got to the fourth quarter only down one. But the Lady Blaze got timely shots and Oakland missed six free throws down the stretch. Blackman wins their first region championship by a final of 41-33. Blackman won the final quarter 11-to-4 as the Lady Pats only had two fourth quarter field goals. Alex Johnson paced Blackman with nine points, Crystal Dangerfield had eight. Oakland was led in scoring by Shelby Gibson's 10. Emily Eubank followed with nine.
With the win, Blackman will host Cumberland County, which lost the 3AAA championship to Bradley Central 76-72 in overtime in sectional play Saturday at 7pm. Oakland will travel to Bradley Central. Gametime will be 7pm local time, 6pm Murfreesboro time. Winners Saturday will play at the Murphy Center in the Blue Cross Basketball Championships next week.
1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH FINAL
BLACKMAN 4 14 12 11 --- 41
OAKLAND 10 7 12 4 --- 33
Blackman: Crystal Dangerfield 8, Micah Norris 3, Alex Johnson 9, Jazz Bond 8, MeMe Jackson 6, K.K. Williams 5
Oakland: Kaitlyn Oliver 4, Emily Eubank 9, Kiara Howse 7, Shelby Gibson 10, Ansley Eubank 3
ALL REGION 4-AAA GIRLS TOURNAMENT TEAM
Blackman: MeMe Jackson, Alex Johnson, Crystal Dangerfield, Jazz Bond
Oakland: Emily Eubank, Shelby Gibson, Kaitlyn Oliver
Riverdale: Alexa Middleton, Shelbie Davenport
Smyrna: Treasure Hunt