The Blackman girls basketball team advanced to the Class AAA state championship game today by knocking off Mt. Juliet 55-46.
Blackman, ranked No. 1 in the state and nationally, trailed 20-19 at halftime before pulling away in the second half.
The Lady Blaze will play in the championship game on Saturday at 2 p.m. against Ridgeway, which defeated Rossview 52-50.
Blackman is seeking its first ever state basketball title.