Tullahoma Gets Forfeit Win After TSSAA Throws Riverdale and Smyrna Out of Region Tournament

TSSAARiverdale and Smyrna girls’ basketball teams have been removed from the Region 4-AAA tournament. The ruling came from the TSSAA after both teams tried to throw the district tournament consolation game.
The removal from the region tournament, in effect, ends their season. That along with the TSSAA placing both teams on restrictive probation. That means they can’t participate in the postseason this year and are on probation next year. This is the only year they’ll be removed from the playoffs.
The consolation game, won by Smyrna, 55-29, was full of intentional miscues. The loser of the game would avoid a potential region semifinal matchup with defending state and national champion Blackman. Intentional over and back violations, missed free throws and even trying to shoot at the wrong goal.
Tullahoma girls were set to take on Riverdale on Monday night. The Lady Cats won the District 8-AAA championship for the first time since 1975 on Saturday. Tullahoma receives a forfeit win and will now play in the semi-finals on Wednesday. (Source WGNS)