Riverdale senior guard Anne Marie Lanning became the first girls basketball player in Murfreesboro history to win a Miss Basketball award Saturday night.
Anne Marie Lanning has added Miss Basketball to her list of honors.
Lanning, a 5-foot-9 senior guard who signed with MTSU, averaged 24.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and two steals per game. She shot 48 percent from the field, 47 percent from 3-point range and 83 percent from the free-throw line. She's Riverdale's all-time leading scorer with more than 2,300 career points. She holds the school record for most points in a game with 45 against Shelbyville Feb. 12 this season.
"I thought it would be close," Lanning said of winning Miss Basketball. "I knew it could be any of us. (The other finalists) are great players."
She's the third player in city history to be named a finalist for Miss Basketball. Former Middle Tennessee Christian School player Marie Harper was a finalist in Division II, and former Riverdale standout Krystle Horton was a finalist in 2003.
"She's indescribable," Riverdale coach Micheal Burt said of Lanning. "She's a special player."
Lanning beat Wilson Central senior post player Tierney Jenkins and William Blount senior guard/wing Angela Blount for the award. Jenkins, an Alabama signee, averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. Puleo, a Georgia signee, averaged 26.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game.