Boys State: MBA defeats Catholic in D-II AA semifinals

Montgomery Bell Academy downs KCHS, 60-49
The Kearney Catholic boys team practices their jump shots.
The Kearney Catholic boys team practices their jump shots.(KSNB)
Published: Mar. 5, 2021 at 6:44 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knoxville Catholic’s run at a second straight state basketball championship falls one game short.

The Fighting Irish were defeated by Montgomery Bell Academy Friday by a score of 60-49. The game was played at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville and it was a close game throughout the first half with the biggest lead being four points. That was Catholic’s lead at the break, 29-25.

But MBA would prove to be too tough down the stretch going on to win by 11 points. The Irish close out another terrific season at 21-4, a season aided by Center Handje Tamba and guard B.J. Edwards, both of whom have received offers to play for Rick Barnes at the University of Tennessee.

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