TSSAA girls state basketball tournament: Top 10 performances of the past 10 years
There have been some outstanding single-game performances in the long history of the TSSAA Division I girls state basketball tournament.
With the 2021 DI state tournament beginning Wednesday, we take a look at the top individual state tournament performances over the past 10 years.
All statistical categories were considered, as well as magnitude and result of the game.
Following are the 10 best single-game performances over the past 10 years:
1. Jamirah Shutes
Haywood, 2018 Class AA quarterfinals
Why chosen: Shutes scored a state-record 49 points, pulled down nine rebounds and had four blocks in a 67-56 win over Gatlinburg-Pittman.
2. Bashaara Graves
Clarksville, 2012 Class AAA quarterfinals
Why chosen: Graves scored 28 points and added 22 rebounds, three steals, three assists and a block in a 64-48 win over Memphis Central.
3. Jamirah Shutes
Haywood, 2018 Class AA semifinals
Why chosen: Shutes followed up her record performance with the second-most points (46) scored in a state game in a 65-56 loss to Upperman. She also had four rebounds and two blocks.
4. Rachel Bell
Creek Wood, 2014 Class AA quarterfinals
Why chosen: Bell scored 38 points (ninth all-time) and added 10 rebounds, two assists and a block in a 63-50 win over Dyersburg.
5. Akira Levy
Upperman, 2018 Class AA finals
Why chosen: Levy ripped the nets for 31 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals as the Lady Bees captured the title with a 64-62 overtime win over Macon County.
6. Keeley Carter
Macon Co., 2018 Class AA finals
Why chosen: Carter matched Levy step-for-step in the overtime thriller, scoring 32 points with 15 rebounds and two assists in the finals loss to Upperman.
7. Lakelyn Bouldin
Van Buren Co., 2016 Class A quarterfinals
Why chosen: Bouldin dominated the paint, scoring 28 points with 17 rebounds and added three assists and two steals in a 70-66 loss to Gibson County.
8. Anastasia Hayes
Riverdale, 2017 Class AAA finals
Why chosen: Hayes scored 33 points, pulled down six rebounds and dished out six assists in leading the Lady Warriors to a 66-59 win over Memphis Central for the second of three consecutive titles.
9. Taylor Lamb
South Greene, 2016 Class A semifinals
Why chosen: Lamb led the way with 32 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and a steal in a 71-67 win over Community en route to an eventual state title.
10. Akira Levy
Upperman, 2017 Class AA finals
Why chosen: Levy had 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and a steal in leading the Lady Bees to the first of back-to-back state titles with a 66-62 overtime win over Pearl-Cohn.