MURFREESBORO, Tenn. Liberty Techs combination of of up-tempo style and talented depth was too much for McMinn Central. The Crusaders intense pressure and ability to substitute freely without much of a dropoff in talent carried them to an 87-64 victory in the Class AA boys state basketball tournament semifinals.
Their quickness, athleticism and depth just wore us down, Chargers coach Doug Armstrong said. They do a great job with their presses of just coming at you relentlessly. Theyre a super team and there were times we were just trying to survive the storm.
Liberty Tech, a Jackson school only in its third year of existence, will attempt to become the first team from that city to win a boys state title. The Crusaders (33-3) face Memphis Mitchell at 6 EST tonight in the AA championship game.