Underclassmen Dominate Tennessee Tribune-Wallace Media Group All Metro High School Girls Basketball Team

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NASHVILLE- Girls basketball had a banner year in 2019-20 and there were some young stars that shined throughout the year. The Tennessee Tribune, Wallace Media Group (WMG)’s top team the Maplewood Lady Panthers made it to the state championships in Murfreesboro for the first time in school history. Head coach Tristin Johnson-Williams, the co-Teresa Phillips WMG Coach of the Year, took advantage of having a young but feisty team, led by Dr. Verla Vaughan Metro Player of the Year junior LaRose Morrow, to finally make it further than any Lady Panther team. LaRose Morrow the Dr. Verla Vaughan TN. Tribune-WMG Metro Girls Player of the Year (Photo by A&MO Photography) & “Last year we were young, but they played a lot,” said Williams. We made it to the semi-finals of the regionals so they were ready to take that next step this season. They play together and they like each other. That simplifies it for us.” Tristin Johnson-Williams of Maplewood High School The future is also bright at Hillsboro High School. Head coach Cherish Stringfield tied with Johnson-Williams in votes for the award. Her team is a young, up and coming led by Judge Rachel Bell Newcomer of the Year...

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