By Michael McCutcheon
After finishing the regular season with a record of 19-6 and the first seed for the district tournament, the Irish fell to Boyd Buchanan in the district championship. This loss led to a two seed and a first round matchup against Concord Christian in the region quarterfinal. In this game, the Irish quickly got back to their winning ways, smothering the opposing team defensively, and cruising to a 60-45 victory. This win locked up a spot in the state tournament and an upcoming battle against Webb School of Knoxville in the region semifinal.