MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Saturday, hundreds of people packed a church to say good bye to a slain MTSU basketball player. Tina Stewart was killed more than a week ago, allegedly by her roommate Shanterrica Madden, 18, according to police.
She was laid to rest Saturday in Memphis. Dressed in purple, Tina's favorite color, and filling the church to capacity, friends and family remembered what they loved best about the star MTSU basketball player. She always had a smile on her face. Her attitude was just incredible. She could beat half of the boys in the neighborhood.
Childhood friends remember Stewart's skills on the court that carried her from Central High School to Middle Tennessee State University. Her Blue Raider teammates traveled to Memphis. The younger girls playing for Tina's alma mater, Central High School, played in the state finals in Murfreesboro.
It's a team playing with heavy hearts, says Councilman Ed Ford, Jr., who also teaches at Central High School. Not only was she one of the leaders at Central High School, she was one of the upcoming leaders at Middle Tennessee State University.