Shelby County has several high school basketball teams taking a shot at becoming state champions. Six Division II Shelby County teams are chasing championships in Nashville this week.
In the girls’ semifinals are Briarcrest, Harding Academy, and Northpoint Christian.
The boys include Harding Academy, Lausanne, and St. George’s.
There have been pep rallies and send off parties. We caught up with students, players, and fans at some of the schools who are trying to get a grip on all the excitement.
“This was our goal. To try to have an opportunity to play for a state championship,” says Marvis Davis, the Lausanne Boys basketball coach.
Lausanne students and staff lined up Thursday for the Lynx.
“Coming up through high school and seeing their continued support throughout the years,” says Lausanne player James Babb.
“It’s gonna be a good game. Big game. Scrappy game,” says Lausanne player Jesse Neloms.
Students at St. George’s were also ready to roll, pumping up their team before boarding the buses.
“They’ve all got game faces on,” says Sharon Lathum. “They’re excited! They’re excited!”
There will be rivalries, but right now, they’re counting on team spirit.
“They know how big this game is,” says Davis. “We’re all in this together.”
This Saturday, all four Division II Tennessee high school basketball state championship games can be seen exclusively on our sister station CW30. Coverage starts at 1:00 p.m.