CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — No team from the Crossville area had ever reached the Girls AAA State Basketball Tournament until this year. Stone Memorial was the team to break through to the Elite Eight and earn this Curtain Call.
The Lady Panthers coached by former Middle Tennessee standout Mike Buck went 30-and-4, including unbeaten in district play. They got 20 points from Belmont commit Tessa Miller to take down Blackman in overtime on the road to head to state for the first time in program history.
But they weren’t done. In Murfressboro, the Lady Panthers beat Science Hill by 15 behind 25 points and 7 rebounds from Gardner-Webb commit Emma Capps that included an impressive 10-of-11 from the line.
But sadly this has ended for Stone Memorial two wins shy of their first state championship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But there’s still plenty for the Lady Panthers to be proud of.
They made history, and took Stone Memorial basketball, and an entire area, to a place that it had never been before.