MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Tyner's basketball team found itself trailing before even a second had ticked from the clock. It was an ominous start and things never improved as the Rams were beaten 81-62 by East Nashville in the quarterfinals of the Class AA state tournament here at Middle Tennessee State University.
Tyner, which hadn't lost to a team in its classification this season, was called for a technical foul during pregame warmups, which allowed the Eagles to begin the game with a pair of free throws. East Nashville scored the game's first five points and built a 10-point advantage late in the first quarter. The Eagles led by 14 by the end of the opening quarter and although Tyner rallied early in the second half, the Rams never got closer than seven.
Contact Stephen Hargis at email@example.com or 423-757-6293.
Stephen has covered local sports in the tri-state area for more than 24 years, having been with the Times Free Press since its inception, and has been an assistant sports editor since 2005. Stephen is among the most decorated writers in the TFP’s newsroom, winning numerous state, regional and national writing awards, including seven in 2013 and a combined 12 in the last two years. He was named one of the top 10 sports writers ...