Central, FCS learn state opponents

MURFREESBORO -- Two Wilson County basketball teams learned their respective opponents in Thursday's quarterfinal round of the BlueCross Boys Basketball Championships at MTSU's Murphy Center.

In the Class AAA bracket, Wilson Central (26-6) will play Science Hill (34-2) Thursday at 11:45 a.m.

The winner will take on the winner of Blackman (26-3) and Memphis East (20-9) in a Friday semifinal game.

The Wildcats are making third third appearance in the TSSAA State tournament -- the first for the program since 2005.

In the Class A tournament, Friendship Christian (25-3) will take on Chattanooga Grace (19-10) Thursday at 6:45 p.m. The Commanders are making their first appearance in the state tournament after eight previous sub-state losses.

The FCS - Grace winner will advance to a Friday semifinal game against the winner of the McEwen (30-1) vs. Cloudland (22-12) game.