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Prospect of a Bright Future

Lady Tigers claim title in school’s first year

By Stefan Cooper
Blount Press Row

Kailey Keeble hit the game’s biggest shot with less than a minute having been played.

The Prospect Elementary guard knifed to the basket off the fastbreak to give the first-year Lady Tigers a 4-0 lead in the National Conference championship game of the Blount County Elementary Basketball Tournament.

Keeble’s basket meant Maryville Christian School and star guard Rachel Reid could no longer tie or take the lead on just one shot. Not since Marcus Haynes and the old-school Harlem Globetrotters had anyone seen what would happen next, Prospect storming the court four quarters later to celebrate a championship with a 21-9 win in its first year as a school.

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