Oak Ridge finishes as state runner-up

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Tournament MVP Jauan Jennings scored 14 points and hit 8 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter in Blackman's 60-58 comeback victory over Oak Ridge Saturday for Tennessee's Class AAA boys state basketball championship.

Reid Pierce added 13 points, and Lukas Hart had 12 with 10 rebounds for the Blaze (28-6), the first Murfreesboro team to win a state boys basketball crown since 1965. Andrew Rogan had 10 points and hit six straight free throws to seal the win as the Blackman boys and girls swept AAA for the school's first TSSAA state team titles.

Jaylin Henderson scored 24 points and hit his first 10 free throws for Oak Ridge (32-8), scoring six points during a 13-2 third-quarter run that put the Wildcats ahead 38-26.

Blackman retook the lead 52-46 with a 17-1 and 14-0 run, sparked by steals by Donovan Page and Jennings.

White Station senior Leron Black, an Illinois commitment, was named AAA Mr. Basketball.


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