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Boys Basketball Shoots Their Way to State

Steve Wheeler

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Grayson Murphy, Staff Writer

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Greg Miller battles for position to create a better shot.

Indy’s boys basketball continues to advance in the Blue Cross State Tournament.

The boys will face Southwind (Memphis) in the Class AAA final four.

Wednesday’s dominating 63-48 win against Bearden secured this spot.

Eagles had a balanced scoring with Mac James scoring 16, Grayson Murphy, 12, Jeremiah Barr and Greg Miller with 11 points.

The team plays at 10 a.m. Friday at Murphy Center. The winner of this game will play in the State Championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Grayson Murphy picks up loose ball.

The Eagles have gained momentum entering the state tournament. It all started with the first game of the District Tournament. The Eagles beat Franklin with a three-pointer by Grayson Murphy with seven seconds left to win by two.

Then, Greg Miller and Mac James led the Eagles to the district finals by leading a 17-point come back against a very talented Summit team. As defending District champs the Eagles entered the district championship against Brentwood with intentions to go back to back. Mission accomplished.

The Eagles rightfully earned a one seed in the Regional Tournament held at Centennial High school and played Overton in the first round which who was a four seed. The boys fought back from being down nine with three minutes to go and advanced to the semi-finals to face Summit for the fourth time.

The Summit-Indy round four lived up to the hype. Both teams competed at a high level against each other, knowing that one team was going home that night. The Eagles came out with a three-point win to advance to the Regional Championship and automatically advance to a sub-state game. The Eagles held off Brentwood for the fourth time as well to become the first team in school history.

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Mac James attempts layup over Mt. Juilet’s defender.

The Regional Championship win gave Indy a home game for sub-state. Losing to Station Camp last year in sub state left the Eagles a bitter taste in their mouth. The Eagles were relentless and left everything they had on the court to beat a very discipline Mount Juliet team to become the first team in school history to make it to the state tournament.

The Eagles will play Bearden at 10 a.m. at MTSU for the first round of the State Tournament. A win would have them play at the same time Friday morning.

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