McMinn Central's Chargerettes back in state championship final
MURFREESBORO, TN (WRCB)-- The McMinn Central Chargerettes are back in familiar territory, Tennessee's Class AA basketball finals. The Englewood crew beat Grainger County Saturday night at the Murphy Center, 49-44 to punch their ticket to the title match. McMinn Central will face MLK who beat Elizabethton late Saturday night 69-57. Sunday's championship tips off at 7pm EST. The Chargerettes were led by guard Jacobi Lynn, who scored 18 points and none more important than the final six points. With just under 2 minutes left in regulation and the game tied at 43 all, Lynn hit a tie breaking jump shot, then sealed the deal with clutch free throws. The Chargerettes' Hannah Cherry threw down for 9 points, Ally Coleman contributing 8 points. It's McMinn Central's 2nd trip to the state finals in school history with the Chargerettes wining it all in 2011.