Rangers advance to semis

From Staff Reports

   MURFREESBORO -- It had been 12 years since a Carter County basketball team won a game in the state high school basketball tournament. That all changed on Wednesday afternoon.
   In the Class A state quarterfinals at The Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Unaka edged out Franklin Road Academy in breathtaking fashion, winning 41-39 on a last-second basket.
   The Rangers' state basketball victory was the first by a Carter County school since Hampton defeated Houston County in the 1992 quarterfinals, and Unaka's first-ever in state play.
   Unaka moves on to face Tennessee Temple in a semifinal contest on Friday at 12:15 p.m. (CST). The winner plays in Saturday's championship at 3 p.m. (CST).