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HS hoops season over; Harriman reigns supreme, Irish leave disappointed

Wrapping up the high school basketball season, boys’ state championships were decided Saturday at MTSU.

The Class A championship went to Harriman, as the Blue Devils outlasted Clay County 74-73, to win the school’s first title since 1995. Hayden Bingham scored 29 to lead Harriman (33-6) and Isaiah McClain his jumper with 1:03 to play that gave the Blue Devils a lead they would not surrender and hit a couple of free throws with :17 left that gave Harriman the cushion it would need.

In the AA title game, Catholic’s dream season ended with a 60-57 loss to Maplewood, a day after advancing to the finals on a buzzer-beater from Luke Smith in a Friday semifinal.

The AAA title went to Memphis East 65-45 over Southwind. The Mustangs advanced to the title game after a classic semifinal showdown with Oak Ridge they escaped from with a 60-57 win.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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