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Miss Basketball Fritz like nothing we’ve seen

Maryville senior Denae Fritz made history last week when the Iowa State signee became the first girls player from Blount County to be named the state’s Miss Basketball. Photo by Wallace Bowden

By Stefan Cooper
Blount Press Row

It was there her freshman season, in one eye-popping stat.

Denae Fritz was the starter at point guard for Maryville that rookie year, on a team that already had a pair of alphas. Courtney Carruthers and Lindsay Taylor could handle the scoring. Looking for a way to fit in, Fritz went to work on the glass.

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