Topic: Janie White
Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday, April 8th the Tennessee Sports Writers Association released their choices for the girls all-state basketball teams. For the second year in a row, Rossview’s 6’2” center/forward Janie White was named to the Division I Class AAA all-state team.
White is the Rossview Lady Hawk’s all time leading scorer and was a crucial component to the Lady Hawks historic success this season.
In addition to a dominating post presence where she averaged 18 points in the regular season, she exhibited her intelligence on the court along with a killer instinct averaging almost eight rebounds per game along with four blocks.
Clarksville, TN – High school basketball in Tennessee officially came to a close Saturday, March 15th when the Blackman Blaze (28-6) defeated Oak Ridge to win the boys Class AAA state title.
The win came just one week after the Blackman Lady Blaze (34-1) defeated Ridgeway to capture the girls Class AAA state title. The wins marked the sixth time a school has swept both state titles.
First, they came from behind to force overtime and defeat Overton to advance to the Division I Class AAA Girls State Tournament. Next, they scored in the final seconds to defeat Morristown West in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
In the semifinals of the Division 1 Class AAA Girls State Tournament Friday, March 7th, at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro the drama continued. The stage was set for the Lady Hawks to advance to their first State Championship Game with the scored tied in the last seconds of the game. However, this time the Lady Hawks were on the losing side of a dramatic victory.
Murfreesboro, TN – The Rossview Lady Hawks are soaring.
With a 52-47 overtime win over the Morristown West Lady Trojans Wednesday morning at MTSU’s Murphy Center in their first State Tournament appearance, the Lady Hawks have soared to the State Semifinals.
The lead changed five times in regulation. The teams were tied 34-34 going into the last quarter, and with 26 seconds left in the game, the Lady Trojans led 45-43.
Nashville, TN – The Rossview Lady Hawks overcame an eight point deficit in the final period to defeat the Overton Lady Bobcats, 56-54, at Overton High School Saturday, March 1st, and advance to the State Tournament.
On her birthday, Lady Hawk Karle Pace scored eight points in the final period, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 31 seconds left on the clock.
Clarksville, TN – On paper, the Rossview Lady Hawks and the Mt. Juliet Lady Bears look a lot alike. They both have smothering defenses, smart guards and a dominating post game.
As a result, the Region 5-AAA Tournament Championship game at Rossview Wednesday, February 26th, a showdown between two district number one seeds, came down to which team executed their game better.
Clarksville, TN – The Rossview Lady Hawks continue to make history
They were the first Lady Hawks basketball team to earn the regular season district title. Then, they went on to be the first Lady Hawks’ team to win the District Tournament Championship.
After beating the Beech Lady Buccaneers, 57-49, Monday, February 24th at home, they became the first Lady Hawks’ team in school history to advance to the Region 5-AAA Tournament Championship game.
Clarksville, TN – It is no secret the Rossview Lady Hawks potent offense goes through the post and the Lebanon Lady Blue Devils executed a solid plan to slow down the Lady Hawks post game. However, the Lady Hawks proved their defense is equally as potent and took advantage of Devilette turnovers to win their Region 5-AAA quarterfinal matchup against Lebanon Friday night at Rossview High School, 56-39.
“It was a physical game. I thought we got knocked around a little bit. This time of year, it’s kind of what you expect,“ Lady Hawks head coach Justin Woods said. “We have hung our hat on our defense all year. I didn’t think tonight was our best defensive effort, but we got enough stops, turned those stops into transition baskets, to pull it out tonight.”
Clarksville, TN – The regular season concluded and the District tournaments commenced last week. From eight teams in the quarterfinals to four in the semis, and finally both the Boys and Girls District 10-AAA Tournament Champions were crowned on Monday and Tuesday.
Now, the tournament champions and three teams on both sides will begin competition in the Region 5AAA Tournament at Rossview High School beginning Friday, February 21st.
Clarksville, TN – Just a day after winning their first District 10-AAA tournament title, Rossview High School standout Janie White made her future plans official, February 18th, by signing with Ivy League member Brown University to play basketball for the Bears.
White, a 6-foot-3 center/forward, chose Brown over more than 30 schools that had shown interest – including her other final choices Penn, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Middle Tennessee and Pepperdine.
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